At Spring Valley’s 50th Dam Days with members of the Wisconsin Badger Marching Band. Submitted photo
At Spring Valley’s 50th Dam Days with members of the Wisconsin Badger Marching Band. Submitted photo

By Syttende Mai Queen Alexa Rimer, Princesses Faith Smith and Isabel Vance

WOODVILLE, WI – Faith and Lillie started off the past weekend on Saturday at the Amery Fall Festival Grand Parade for their fall day’s celebration.

We started off the morning at the Queen’s Tea to have breakfast with all our royal families and Sparkle Sisters!

After the tea we took time for some photo opportunities! While we waited for the parade to start we hung out with the North Hudson Pepper Fest girls. We even got a picture with Po from Kung Fu Panda, which was really cool! It was a great way to start off the weekend!

Sunday was a beautiful day for parades.  We had to split off because we had two parades to attend. Faith, Emily, and Alexa were at Spring Valley for their 50th Annual Dam Days Celebration. Isabel and Lillie were at Blair for their Cheese Fest.

At Spring Valley's Dam Days Queen’s Tea, you could make your own sandwiches and they had amazing looking cupcakes. They also had a Polaroid camera out, so of course we had to take a picture. Before the 50th Dam Days Grande Parade we had many fun picture opportunities. We also had a dance party with all the other royalty that attended the parade. Also, we got a little excited to see that the Wisconsin Badger Marching Band was performing in the parade. 

After the Grande Parade, we got to enjoy watching the Miss Spring Valley contestants get crowned. Congrats to the new court! 

Isabel and Lillie went to Blair, Wisconsin for Cheese Fest. They met a lot of Minnesota courts at the Queen's Tea and welcomed the new court after they were crowned on Thursday.

Sincerely your 2017-2018 Syttende Mai Court Princesses Faith Smith, Emily Olsem, Isabel Vance, Lillie Smith, and Queen Alexa Rimer.