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.


CUB SCOUTS FROM PACK 93 came to visit the newspaper office Monday. From left to right, they are Ben Nau, Graelynn Winter, Jonathan McCormack, Gabriel Winter and Caleb Nau. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

SUPERHEROES: WITH GREAT POWER COMES ORDINARY RESPONSIBILITY is the BLHS one-act play this year. Cast and crew includes faculty advisor Ryan Purdy, Shiloh Zoccoli, Baylee Jacobs, Laicole Dobie, Emily Hanson, Autumn Clyde, Justina Zou, Jamie Schwartz, Rick Holbrook, Karissa Bechtold, Alexander Hugh Prom, Hannah Schoening, Heather Yanta, Emma Thompson, Jessica Stenberg, Kaylee Wagner, Aliyah Agyekum, Savannah Mitchell, John Freund, Zarae Jackson, and Aaron Matushenko. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

CITY LEADERSHIP. Maddie Zinken will represent the BLHS Student Council as liaison to the Big Lake City Council. She will also represent Big Lake and the Big Lake Ambassador Program at the Aquatennial in Minneapolis as one of 42 contestants with a shot at being named Queen of the Lakes. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

BIG LAKE CITY COUNCIL recognized Public Works employee John Moshier, retiring after 34 years of service. From the left are City Council Member Seth Hansen, John Moshier Council Member Duane Langsdorf, Mayor Raeanne Danielowski, Council Member Nick Christenson, Council Member Mike Wallen and Public Works Director Mike Goebel. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).