Friends, family and community well-wishers gathered at the Sleepy Eye Event Center Tuesday evening, Aug. 7, to welcome Sleepy Eye’s newest Aquatennial Ambassador home.

Friends, family and community well-wishers gathered at the Sleepy Eye Event Center Tuesday evening, Aug. 7, to welcome Sleepy Eye’s newest Aquatennial Ambassador home. 2019 Aquatennial Princess and 2017 Miss Sleepy Eye, Courtney Engholm, was accompanied by her Aquatennial Ambassador crew. Their evening started at a dinner with the Miss Sleepy Eye committee, the current Miss Sleepy Eye ambassadors and former local Aquatennial royalty. (The Aquatennial visitors were wowed by the local specialty, turkey supreme!) Courtney gave a heartfelt talk about how much the support of the community has meant to her throughout her growing up years, and now as she embarks on this new adventure as an Aquatennial Ambassador.