2016 Ribbon Cutting for the Simley Theatre of Performing Arts


On Thursday, November 5th, 2015, my royal ladies and I were invited to be a part  of the Simley High School Preforming Arts Center Grand Opening! We were all excited to be a part of this tremendous event and to explore how the school has been transformed in the past year. As a Simley student, it was amazing to see what the upcoming grades will be able to work with. From the band and choir rooms to the wrestling and dance rooms to the amazing theater, I was in awe. I would like to send a personal thank you to the school for inviting my royal family to attend and be a part of this astonishing addition of an amazing school!

Stephanie Fox
2016 Miss Inver Grove Heights
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2016 Moster Bash Parade


On Saturday, October 31st all five girls and I were in Cottage Grove’s Monster Bash parade. The theme we chose was Super Mario Brothers. All of us had different costumes: Stephanie was Mario, Liv was Luigi, Olivia was Toadette, Taylor was Princess Peach, Hillary was Princess Daisy, and I was Toad. Despite the rain and cold, we set up the float and added all of the awesome decorations we had worked on. Thank goodness we had the parents, Lori, and Dale though because they were really the ones pulling it all together when we had to get on the float and go. The rain didn’t stop everyone from coming out to watch the parade and it was really fun seeing the little kids waving to us in their Halloween costumes. It might not have been the dream day for a parade, but in the end we all had a lot of fun, our costumes and float looked amazing, and we came home with a third place trophy!


Rachel Wanger

2016 Junior Miss Inver Grove Heights

2016 Boo-Bash


On Friday, October 30th, me and my Royal Family helped kick-off Halloween at the Boo Bash community event at the Grove. I enjoyed helping the kids with Halloween themed crafts, like spiders, ghosts, owls, and bats. My favorite costumes were the Snow White and Wicked Queen and Mario Brothers. I loved seeing all of the costumes and the best part of the night was dancing with the crowd. It was a fun community event for all.

Taylor Ambrose 2016

Little Miss Inver Grove Heights Princess


2016 Gertens Halloween Festival

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Autumn is a wonderful time of year in Minnesota, especially at the Inver Grove Heights Gerten’s. The Inver Grove Heights Royalty had the opportunity to support a sponsor of our program and interact with the community on Saturday, October 24 at Gerten’s Pumpkin Fest. We played games, stuffed scarecrows and enjoyed the wonderful fall weather. It’s not too late to stop by Gerten’s and get your pumpkin. You can also check their website for upcoming community events.

Liv Swenson

2016 Miss Inver Grove Heights Princess

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2016 Run for The Hills

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On Saturday October 10th, my royal family and I went to the Run For The Hills 5K at the Inver Hills Community College. At the event we helped pass out water and encourage people along the way. The best part of the day was seeing how the happiness and kindness was so contagious.  It feels really good to support other people.  I also learned that we can fill cups with water and organize then really fast.  Overall, we filled the event with our positivity, and learned encouraging people no matter what their circumstance feels good.

Olivia Aura-Juarez

2016 Inver Grove Heights Junior Princess


2016 School Supply Drop Off


Today Sep 21, 2015 Rachel and I distributed school supplies to Inver Grove Height Middle School. We talked to the principle about the school supplies and she was so happy and filled with joy. It felt so good helping my own school with giving people school supplies that might not have any. We all give a huge thanks to the candidates for all the school supplies that they donated. The supplies went to the Simley High, IGH Middle, Hilltop, Salem, and Pine Bend. So much school supplies I bet every one was happy when they got them. I really want to see and give them out to the students to see where it goes from then on out.

Olivia Aura-Juarez

2016 Inver Grove Heights Junior Princess

2016 Mother Goose Olympics


On Saturday, September 19th my royal family and I were able to spend time at the Inver Glen Library helping out at the Mother Goose Olympics. The kids that participated were all around preschool age. The weather was beautiful which allowed us to have all of the relay races outside! The events ranged from jumping hurdles to racing to fill up a bucket with water. My absolute favorite part of the whole event was seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces and giving them high fives because it made me feel so happy that they all had a great time! After all of the games were finished we helped each participant make their own medal out of beads and picture cards. They also got to leave with a delicious snack and their very own book! I hope we will get to do more events like these as the year goes on.

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2016 Junior Miss Inver Grove Heights

2016 Inver Grove Heights Business Expo



On September 13th, me and five other girls attended our first event, “Explore Cahill Ave,” as the 2016 Inver Grove Heights Royalty. Our royal family had a great time meeting local businesses, shooting a fire truck’s water hose in the Public Safety Display, and introducing ourselves for the very first time at the 29th annual pet contest! The little miss and little princess even got to ride ponies! On behalf of the rest of my royal family, we are so excited to represent this beautiful city for the next year.

Liv Swenson

2016 Miss Inver Grove Heights Princess