2018 Strawberry Fest Coronation

Kaposia Days Kick off Dinner 2018

It was fun to attend the Kaposia Days kick off dinner. We were able to talk with the candidates and learn a little bit more about each of them. The night was filled with good conversation and a wonderful dinner. Each of the candidates had to do a commercial about their sponsors and did a wonderful job!

Your Jr Miss Ashley






2018 Farmington Coronation

South Saint Paul candidate show case

On May 23nd, my royal sisters and I went to the South St. Paul candidate showcase. The candidates introduced themselves and answered a fishbowl question. They also made a dish to bring and explained why they made it. It was really good! I can’t wait till the coronation in June!
-Jr. Princess Grace

Little Miss Sponsor Visit 2018

Today, I visited Tim at Drkula’s, my sponsor. I told him about the upcoming events we have for this summer. I talked about the Westby weekend.

We talked about the Cottage Grove parade and Dew Days this weekend. I told him I might be doing a spaghetti eating contest at Pepperfest. I thanked him for his sponsorship and support of or program. I let him know how much fun I am having and the friendships I have made with my royal sisters. I am lucky to have such a nice sponsor.

2018 Little Miss Piper

Westby 2018

Our royal family had the privilege to travel to Westby Wisconsin for their hometown festival        Syttende Mai. The weekend was filled with so many fun things, we got to watch the kiddie parade where the children were all dressed up in their Norwegian costumes, we got to see the beautiful rosemaling,  wood working, and we ate some of the traditional treats like rommegrot (it was surprisingly delicious you can look up the recipe and you will see why I was surprised). One of my favorite parts of the trip was the Amish shopping. Dan and Carol Swenson were our tour guides as we drove through the country visiting the different Amish shops, the assortment of flowers, bakery goods, and spices to purchase were great. On the last day of the weekend we got to visit with several different royalty groups and to top the weekend off we attended their parade. Thanks for the great time!

Jr Miss Ashley


New Candidate Info Session

On May 15, 2018, my royal sisters and I attended the new candidate information session at the Inver Glen Library. We first introduced ourselves and then the new upcoming candidates introduced themselves. We shared with the group what our favorite events have been so far and talked about the service projects we have done. Stephanie talked about the parades and all the events that the girls may participate in during the candidacy. Two of the potential candidates are friends from my school. It was fun to see them there and I can’t wait to see if they are crowned. I remember back to when I was an upcoming candidate and how excited, but nervous I was. It was a nice evening to share with my royal sisters and the girls who came to the meeting.

2018 Little Miss



Little Miss 2nd service project

For my second service project, I chose to collect clothes to donate to the clothing closet at Neighbor’s Inc. I chose to do this, because it’s a nice way to help those who need affordable clothing. The money collected from the sales of the clothing goes to the food pantry and stocking it. It is important to me that I help the community, because it makes me feel good knowing I can help people in need. It helps clean out people’s closets and goes to a good cause, too.
The first round of collections, I collected 327 items. Yudi, who is one of the directors at the clothing closet, was so excited to see how many things I brought in. I collected from friends, my mom’s friends, and family, for a grand total of 614 items. My mom’s car was so full that we had to make two trips.
It’s really nice knowing that I can help fill up the clothing racks at the store. The people who work there are really fun and nice and they made it a fun experience donating everything to them.
2018 Little Miss Piper

2018 May Day 5K

May Day 5k, May 5th, 2018

On May 5th, the Inver Grove Heights Royal Court attended the 20th Annual May Day 5K. It was a very nice day for a run, or for many, a walk! Before the race we socialized and took pictures. Then we got to cheer on the racers and hand them water bottles as they crossed the finish line. After everyone came back they got to enjoy hot dogs, which were cooked by the American Legion! Once everyone had calmed down after the race, the girls and I held a hula hoop contest! Good thing I was not participating because I am definitely not good at it! The May Day 5K was so fun. We are so glad we got to spend the day with our community. Congratulations to all the racers!

Miss Inver Grove Heights



2018 West Saint Paul Kick Off Dinner

On the evening of April 21st Grace and I attended the West Saint Paul Kick off dinner. We got to socialize with the current West Saint Paul Royalty, along with many other visiting royalty, as well as a few members of the community. Some the community member were presented with awards and there was a live dessert auction. Grace and I had a great time at the event but, it was bitter sweet since they will not have royalty for the upcoming year.

Junior Miss, Ashley