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August 27, 2007

Seven local girls to vie for Dassel crowns

Seven girls will take part in the ambassador competition during Red Rooster Days, with coronation set for Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. Cost is $6 to attend ($3 if under 18).

Ashley Walberg

Parents:

Sandy and Darrin Krohn

Siblings:

Step-sister, Allie, 17; and half-brother, Zach, 11

Extracurricular activities during high school:

I’m not involved in any at this point. Next year, I hope to take up dance.

Hobbies/interests:

Scrapbooking, going to the beach, four-wheeling, and being with my family and friends.

Current job:

Dassel Entertainment Center

Future plans:

Go to college, minor in photo journalism, major in psychology. Get married, have two children.

Favorite thing about Red Rooster Days:

The parade. It’s fun seeing all the interesting floats – the candy is a big plus.

What made you decide to run for Ambassador?

My friend brought it up. I thought it would be a fun experience, win or lose. My family urged me to do it after I told them about it.

What project(s) would you consider doing to give back to the community of Dassel?

Set up another program for children who have been neglected by their parents due to chemical dependencies. Road/lakeside clean-up.

What person do you admire, and why?

My Uncle Eric. He has helped me through a lot of tough times in my life. He is always there for his family, no matter what. That’s admirable.

Give a short poem or quote that is something you could live by.

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3.

I chose this quote from the Bible because I strongly believe that the Lord can help you accomplish anything you put your mind to. You’ve got to believe you can do it. You’ve got to believe the Lord will help you.

Paige Meier

Parents:

Chad and Shay Cates

Siblings:

Kenzie, 16; Ashton, 8; Cody, 7; and Logan, 3

Extracurricular activities during high school:

Cheerleading for both football and basketball varsity teams

Hobbies/interests:

Reading, going to the movies, and hanging out with family and friends

Current job:

I work at the Cokato Dairy Queen.

Future plans:

Finishing generals at St. Cloud State University, and eventually transferring over to Augsburg College for a master’s degree in psychology.

Favorite thing about Red Rooster Days:

The fireworks.

What made you decide to run for Ambassador?

For the experience and a chance to become more involved in my community.

What project(s) would you consider doing to give back to the community of Dassel?

Community clean-up to help keep the town clean, and a Big Brother/Big Sister program.

What person do you admire, and why?

My mother, because she has strength that I hope someday to possess, and she is able to help everyone whenever she can.

Give a short poem or quote that is something you could live by.

“Be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.”

– Henry Van Dyke

This quote reminds me that though there are bad times in life, there is always something to be glad for.

Jenna Isaacson

Parents:

Bryan and Sandy

Siblings:

Briana, 24; and Derek, 22

Extracurricular activities during high school:

Softball, basketball, and volleyball

Hobbies/interests:

Scrapbooking, traveling, shopping, dancing, and going to the lake

Current job:

Waitress at Pizza Hut in Litchfield

Future plans:

To go to a four-year private college or university

Favorite thing about Red Rooster Days:

The parade, and eating chicken.

What made you decide to run for Ambassador?

I thought it would be a fun experience. It would be fun to get to know all the girls.

What project(s) would you consider doing to give back to the community of Dassel?

Setting up a Big Sister program to help girls who need a mentor and someone to hang out with.

What person do you admire, and why?

My sister, because she has always been there to listen to me and help me through difficult times in my life.

Give a short poem or quote that is something you could live by.

“Life’s problems wouldn’t be called ‘hurdles’ if there wasn’t a way to get over them.”

I think that this is true about life. We need to learn how to overcome our obstacles.

Sarah Martin

Parents:

Ken and Vicki Martin

Siblings:

Ashley

Extracurricular activities during high school:

Cheer leading, gymnastics, and marching band

Hobbies/interests:

Being with family and friends, reading, writing, drawing, and being outdoors

Current job:

Schmidty’s

Future plans:

Go to a four-year college to pursue a career in social work

Favorite thing about Red Rooster Days:

I like the street dance, and the actual get-together at the baseball field. It’s fun to see everyone there.

What made you decide to run for Ambassador?

I’ve always looked up to the ambassadors, and it would be fun to represent Dassel.

What project(s) would you consider doing to give back to the community of Dassel?

A Big Sister/Little Sister program, and spending time and doing activities with the elderly.

What person do you admire, and why?

My aunt. She has always been there for me, and has influenced a lot of the decisions I have made. I really look up to her and admire her.

Give a short poem or quote that is something you could live by.

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Ashley Nordberg

Parents:

Howard and Linda Nordberg

Siblings:

Lora, Chris, Renata, Aaron, and Katie

Extracurricular activities during high school:

Drum line, marching band, jazz band, pep band, and concert band

Hobbies/interests:

Spending time with my family and friends, playing and listening to music, Rollerblading, shopping, spending time outside, working with little kids, and helping my dad with our business

Current job:

Lakeview Ranch and Pamida

Future plans:

Attend a four-year college, but undecided as to a major

Favorite thing about Red Rooster Days:

Everyone in our town getting together, spending the whole day with each other.

What made you decide to run for Ambassador?

The experience made me decide to run for ambassador.

What project(s) would you consider doing to give back to the community of Dassel?

Visiting the nursing home, highway clean-up, Red Rooster Days, helping out at various community events.

What person do you admire, and why?

My parents are the people who I admire. They have been my teachers throughout my life. They support me in everything I decide to do.

Give a short poem or quote that is something you could live by.

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to God.” – Leo Buscaglia

Kayla Jo Forsman

Parents:

Mark and Shari Forsman

Siblings:

Karsen Forsman, 15

Extracurricular activities during high school:

Wrestling and football cheerleader

Hobbies/interests:

Playing the piano, listening to music, shopping, spending time with family and friends, and relaxing on the lake.

Current job:

Waitress at Hojie’s Grill

Future plans:

Attend a four-year college or university, majoring in communications or dental hygiene

Favorite thing about Red Rooster Days:

Getting together with all of my friends to go watch the fireworks

What made you decide to run for Ambassador?

I thought it would be a great experience, and I love meeting new people.

What project(s) would you consider doing to give back to the community of Dassel?

Helping with Red Rooster Days and volunteering at other activities

What person do you admire, and why?

My mom, because she pushes me to do my best and is always there for me when I need her.

Give a short poem or quote that is something you could live by.

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” – Beverly Sills

Amanda Imberg

Parents:

Duane and Jeanette Imberg

Siblings:

Audrey, Walter, Andrea, and AbbyJo Imberg

Extracurricular activities during high school:

National Honor Society, fall musical, speech, one-act play, and softball

Hobbies/interests:

Reading; playing tennis, piano, and guitar; singing/acting, and yoga

Current job:

Employee at Jimmy’s Pizza

Future plans:

I plan on pursuing a career in the medical field, more specifically, in the area of radiology.

Favorite thing about Red Rooster Days:

As a berry picker, I have to say, Dairy Berry Day, but I also like watching the tractor-pull.

What made you decide to run for Ambassador?

I like being involved in my community, and see becoming a Dassel Ambassador as a great opportunity to give back.

What project(s) would you consider doing to give back to the community of Dassel?

I would like to lead a group of volunteers to do some highway clean-up along Highways 12 and 15. I would also like to conduct a fundraiser and care package assembly for local servicemen serving in Iraq.

What person do you admire, and why?

There are many people who I look up to, but none more so than my parents. My mom and dad have always pushed me to strive for success. It is the most wonderful feeling to know that I have their support in whatever I set out to do, and that they will be there to cheer me up when I’m feeling down.

Give a short poem or quote that is something you could live by.

“Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.”

– Anne Frank

Red Rooster Days daily schedule

Fri., Aug. 31

• Music - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Mushroom Building- Ice Cream • Treats • Popcorn

Sat., Sept. 1

• Kickball tournament-Quad Fields/Saints Baseball FieldFor information, call Kelly at (320) 275-2225

• Bike ride/rollerblade-Registration at Breed’s Park, Hwy 12, 8:30 a.m. Start time: 9 a.m.

• Non-competitive 7-mile ride. Few hills. Helmets requested. For Information, call (320) 275-4035. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

• Dassel Area Historical Society presents: Harland P. Anderson “Immigrating to Dassel” • 10 a.m.- refreshments

• Parade at 3 p.m. - Willis St. to William Ave., to 5th St.

• Pie Social after the parade at Gethsemane Lutheran Church serving pie, barbecues, and ice cream

• Street Dance - “Backroads” performing - Open at 8 p.m., band at 9 p.m. Atlantic Ave. Sponsored by Dassel Chamber of Commerce and Thirsty’s Tavern

• Fine Art Show - Universal Lab Building, reception Saturday, 1 - 3 p.m., Open Sunday, 2- 5 p.m. and Monday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 2

• Fireworks! Spring Lake Park around 9:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Red Rooster Fireworks Endowment & Red Rooster Committee

• Brat feed-Before the fireworks. Serving begins at 6 p.m. Spring Lake Park, Upper Shelter - Menu: Brats, Hot Dogs, Pop, Floats, Popcorn, sponsored by Knights of Columbus Supporting the Fireworks Fund

• Minnesota Minn-e-Rods, Mini Rod Tractor Pull, 2 p.m. Atlantic Ave. Sponsored by local businesses

• Quilt Show at Dassel Covenant Church, from 3-7 p.m. sponsored by Sew Friendly Quilt Guild

• Community worship service-10:30 a.m. at Evangelical Covenant Church, Speaker Paul Settergren an offering for Dassel Lakeside Activities Dept. sponsored by local area churches.

• Following worship service at the Social Hall- Hot dogs, barbecues and floats, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Proceeds go to the Fireworks Fund.

• Hymn sing at 7 p.m. at Church of Christ

Mon., Sept. 3

• Largest Chicken BBQ in the State! Serving: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Menu: 1/2 Chicken, Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Bread, Milk, and Coffee. Saints Baseball Field - Rain or Shine. Tickets are $6 in advance, $7 at Gate. Handicap accessible on 1st St.

• Red Rooster Run/Walk-5-Mile Run and 1-Mile Run/Walk. Registration, 8:00 a.m., run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. at Dassel Ball Park

• Crow River String Band co-sponsored by Dassel Area Historical Society at noon at the Baseball Grandstand

• Musicians’ Jamboree at 2 p.m. at DAHS Tent

• Kids Pedal Tractor Pull 1 p.m., ages 4-11 sponsored by Wells Fargo, Dassel

• Classic Car Show • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., ball field, registration 9:30 a.m. For information call Kelly Borchardt, (320) 275-4107

• Quilt Show continues from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. sponsored by Sew Friendly Quilt Guild

• Other activities include: Rock, inflatables, concessions, exhibits, vendors, beer garden, and a hamburger stand until 3:30 p.m.


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