Meet your Big Lake Ambassador Candidates

Staff Writer
Jennifer Edwards

 Big Lake Ambassadors Autumn Clyde, Emily Hansen and Madelyn Zinken and Junior Ambassadors Kaitlyn Smith and Lauryn Yanta will ride the big baked potato float with the butter pad cushions for the last time in the Spud Fest parade Saturday.

The parade will be followed by the Big Lake Ambassador Coronation in the high school auditorium at 1:15 p.m., at which four new ambassadors and two new junior ambassadors will be selected for 2014-15.
This years Ambassador candidates are Teanna Britton, sponsored by The Lake Cafe and Streamline Auto, Kaitlyn Hart, sponsored by Mid-State Seamless Gutters and On Time Land Care, Kailyn Johnson, sponsored by JoNova Salon and the Big Lake Police Dept., Hailey Lahr, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and Boone’s Family Chiropractic and Wellness, Samantha Moench, sponsored by Big Lake Lions and Izzy Rasmussen, sponsored by Big Lake Lioness and RiverWood Bank.
Junior Ambassador candidates are Raina White, sponsored by The Lake Cafe and Big Lake Lions, Madisen Fritel, sponsored by Tim and Cathy Olson and the Knights of Columbus, Natalie Ulven, sponsored by Apollo Insurance, Josaphine Vizenor, sponsored by the Big Lake Police Dept. and Edina Realty, and Amelia Gardner, sponsored by Big Lake Lioness and RiverWood Bank.
The four senior ambassadors will win scholarships of $500 each and represent Big Lake to surrounding communities around the region at their special events. The Ambassadors also volunteer throughout the year at the Big Lake Food Shelf and in countless ways in the Big Lake community.
The scholarship program is entirely self-supporting as the girls host a fashion show in April at Saron Lutheran Church, car washes and other fundraising events each year.
The Big Lake Ambassadors and this year’s candidates will be face painting at the main stage tent Friday at 6 to 7:30 p.m.


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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WALL RAISING CEREMONY  in Big Lake for the Jeremy Iaquinto-Trisha Egan family. Jeremy and Dontay are in the doorway, Grandma is next, then daughters Erin, Arianna and Hailey, with mom Trisha looking on behind them. Pastor Terry Gryzbowski is in the pink shirt, next to them. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

FUDGIN’ DELICIOUS ICE CREAM has delicious treats for everyone as well as an amazing line of home decor products. Last week the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new business. Pictured from the left are Deb Steiskal from Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s office, Donna Clarksean from KleinBank, owner Anne McKeehan, Melanie Yarke, Sherburne County Economic Development Specialist Dan Weber, John Howard from Coborn’s, Big Lake Chamber of Commerce President Tricia Skodje, City of Big Lake Economic Development’s Heidi Steinmetz, local author Lauri Robinson, Susan Nagorski from the West Sherburne Tribune, Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf and Mayor Raeanne Danielowski. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).