Hailee Gifford, Abby Walch and Grace Watson were crowned Anoka Royal Ambassadors during the Oct. 27 coronation ceremony. Shelby Wilcox was named Miss Congenialty.
Other crowning moments had 2012 Anoka Royal Ambassador Lexi Bergevin named 2013 Minneapolis Aquatennial representative for Anoka.
Also, Minneapolis Aquatennial royal ambassadors named long-time Anoka Royal Ambassador program volunteer Gary Ladyka as Aquatennial honorary commodore.
The Oct. 27 evening ceremony served as the climactic finish to day-long Anoka Halloween festivities and was staged in Anoka High School’s auditorium.
The Anoka Royal Ambassador program has a long tradition and rich history. For a complete listing of past Anoka royalty, visit AnokaHalloween.com.
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