2015 Kaposia Days Candidate Showcase


On June 3, Lauren and I went to the Kaposia Days Candidate Showcase. It was very fun and interesting because the Kaposia Days Candidates got to make a dish that was traditional or represents themselves and their families. There was a lot of different dishes i never heard off and got to try like, schnekene which is a German dish and I hoped that I spelled it right. Lauren and I got to bound more with the candidates and and with the South St. Paul royalty ladies. We even got tot meet hopefully one of the new kings for the St. Paul Jr. Royalty.

Tessa Quam

2015 Inver Grove Heights Junior Princess



Service Project – Trish Harwell

Harbor Community Church-Prior Lake, MN
For my first service project I decided to reach out to friends and family to collect clothing donations for those in need. I had come across Harbor Communty Church because they offered a service to those in need, for free. In the church is a big room filled with jackets, clothes for all ages and sexes, books, toys, diapers, food etc for those who are down on their luck. The families are welcome to come and receive the help needed at no cost. What sets this place apart from others is that there is no limit on what you are able to receive in one sitting. This is what caught my eye and made me want to donate to this organization. A total of 589 items were collected and donated from 11-10-14 to 1-16-15, including 2 infant car seats! 
For my second service project I decided to collect prom dresses for Operation Glass Slipper. 
Operation Glass Slipper is a non-profit created in Minnesota that provides prom gowns and accessories for high school students at NO CHARGE who would be unable to attend prom due to family financial difficulties/hardships. Operation Glass Slipper has “Fairy Godmothers” who each join a girl on her journey to make her prom perfect. These Fairy Godmothers help her pick out a dress, shoes and accessories, at no charge. Beginning on February 25th, 2015 and ending on May 21st, 2015 a total 48 dresses were collected and donated at Weddings By Tess in Apple Valley MN, who is also a sponsor of the Inver Grove Heights Program. 
Trish Harwell
2015 Miss Inver Grove Heights


2015 May Day 5K / B.E.S.T. Foundation


Congratulations to all who participated and finished in the annual Mayday 5K run/walk! It was a beautiful morning and the perfect temperature for a run.  At the event we had a blast running the hula hoop contest and cheering on the runners as they came past the finish line!  This event was a fun way to see are community get active and enjoy the beautiful morning!
Lauren Henninger
2015 Junior Miss Inver Grove Heights.

2015 Good Samaritan Spring Brunch


On Saturday the 26th, we went to Good Samaritan Spring Brunch. We helped by setting up tables, escorting people to their tables, and greeted them. There was a lovely brunch, silent auction, and even a hypnotist. I even got to help with a magic trick!  We got to be hypnotized which was really cool! Although I can only remember somethings. We had a lot of fun! My mom Teresa even won a Wild fan basket at the silent auction. We had an amazing time and can not wait for our next volunteering event!

Tessa Quam

2015 Inver Grove Heights Junior Princess


2015 SSP/IGH Rotary Club Dinner



Tonight I was privileged to attend the Inver Grove Heights/ South St. Paul Rotary Club Dinner. The food was awesome and I got to meet some great people and hear about what they do to help our community. So cool! I also got to talk with some foreign exchange students which was super fun. I got to learn a little about where they’re from and what their culture is like. It was such an honor to be able to attend and so cool to meet people who were not only  making a difference in their community, but working to make it better.

Alexandra Mraz

2015 Inver Grove Heights Princess


2015 Egg Hunt

On March 28, 2015 we took part in the community Easter egg hunt at Rich Valley Park.  It was very fun!  When we arrived, we mingled with all of the people attending and were divided into 3 to help the different age groups.  I was paired with Miss IGH, Trish Harwell.  We held up signs so the children knew where to line up to start the hunt.  I got to go to the middle of the field with a blow horn to start the race for eggs.  Each child was allowed to pick up 10 eggs but all were searching for the 3 sparkly, golden eggs that would earn them a special prize.  Everyone was very excited!  During the hunt, my royal sisters and I passed out information about the scholarship program and a lot of them were interested in finding out more.  We stayed until all the participants were gone.  It was a great day!!


Jenna Roubik

2015 Little Miss Inver Grove Heights






2015 Read Across America Day

I had a great opportunity to participate in the Reading Across America program! Hilltop Elementary asked if I was available to come in and read to the kids, I was happy to accept! I arrived at the school and was taken to a first grade class. I read the class “The Cat In The Hat Comes Back”! The class was so welcoming and I had a great time!

Trish Harwell
2015 Miss Inver Grove Heights

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2015 Good Samaritan Bingo / Ice Cream Social

On February 21st our royal family went to the Good Samaritan Society in Inver Grove Heights to play bingo with the residence. It was a very fun time talking to all the different people, hearing their stories, watching them have a great time talking with us and helping them play one of their favorite games, Bingo! We have done this once before, as candidates, and it brought us joy that they remembered us as much as we remembered them. It was a fun event and I am glad we had the chance to join them for their activity.
 Trish Harwell
2015 Miss Inver Grove Heights

Sponsor Visit – Quality Auto Care Center

On February 13, 2015 I met with my sponsor Bruce Bairaktaris from Quality Auto Care Center in South Saint Paul. I had so much fun! We talked about everything from my driving skills to my classes I am taking in school next year. I learned that his daughter is in 9th grade and is already taking college courses at the U of M. While taking one of the pictures of me holding the car, my dad Scott told me to not stand right under the car or else it would drip on me and then I looked up and it dripped on my face we all laughed at how ironic and funny the situation was. I am so glad to have Quality Auto Care Center as my sponsor.


2015 Inver Grove Heights Junior Princess


2015 City Council Meeting

Tonight we had the opportunity to meet the Inver Grove Heights City Council Members.  The Vice President of our program, Carol Swenson, gave a brief summary of what our Scholarship Program is about and how it has impacted a lot of girls in our community. We introduced ourselves to the City Council & presented Mayor Tourville with a picture of us (the 2015 Royal Court and Mayor Tourville) from the Inver Glen Library Ribbon cutting ceremony this Fall.   We were able to see how a real city Council meeting works.  We learned that the City of Inver Grove Heights is 50 years old this year and the police are producing new badges as well as new emblems on their squad cars to celebrate the anniversary.

Lauren HenningerDSC_2819 (1)
2015 Junior Miss Inver Grove Heights