Congratulations to our 2011 Miss Sleepy Eye, Anna Surprenant, on being crowned one of two Princesses during the Queen of the Lakes pageant last weekend in the Cities! Sleepy Eye is so proud of you Anna and the great representative you have been and will continue to be during this next year. Sleepy Eye has a long history with the Aquatennial Pageant and has had our Miss Sleepy Eye as royalty several times. This is a tradition Sleepy Eye can be very proud of! The ladies who represent our community do so with the utmost professionalism and it shows when we look back at the success of royalty from here.
Miss Sleepy Eye 2012, Courtney Schneider, and attendants Anna Ibberson and Ellen Mathiowetz have done an excellent job representing Sleepy Eye this year as well. They have participated in summer parades, helped at the Jaycees’ Fly-in last weekend, will be in attendance during Corn Days, and finish out the summer with a couple more parades. But nothing makes the community more proud of our ladies than seeing them in our very own Corn Days Grand Parade which will be held Saturday, August 18. You won’t want to miss it.
Corn Days is a weekend where Allison Park is filled with not just our own community members, but also many people from surrounding communities as well. It is a weekend for Sleepy Eye to roll out the welcome mat and show just what we have to offer visiting guests to our community.
People tend to spruce up their yards just a bit more. You see many family picnics taking place along the parade route and people simply enjoying the company of friends and family.
Corn Days isn’t about a big carnival coming to town to attract visitors, it is taking what we already have as community assets and putting them in the center spotlight. If you haven’t visited Allison Park, Sportsman’s Park, Sleepy Eye Family Aquatic Center and the many other attractions of the community, you just need to open your eyes to all the benefits that living in a small community provides.
Thought for the week: There was never a person who did anything worth doing who did not receive more than he gave. – Henry Ward Beecher