King Boreas knights generous ladies and gents in Anoka

In celebration of charitable giving and of passionate hours spent generously donating time and energy, St. Paul Winter Carnival’s King Boreas Rex Roger Kruse and Aurora, Queen of the Snows Abby Hoglin led a procession of the royal court to Lyric Arts Main Street Stage.

King Boreas Rex Roger Kruse and Aurora, Queen of the Snows Abby Hoglin arrive at Lyric Arts Main Street Stage Jan. 27 where they and the rest of the royal court posed for formal family portraits. Photo by Sue Austreng

King Boreas Rex Roger Kruse and Aurora, Queen of the Snows Abby Hoglin arrive at Lyric Arts Main Street Stage Jan. 27 where they and the rest of the royal court posed for formal family portraits. Photo by Sue Austreng

Staging a midday Jan. 27 knighting ceremony, King Boreas proclaimed, “In token of our esteem and reposing the utmost confidence in your ability to do honor to this illustrious position we do hereby appoint [these ladies and gentlemen – and one little boy] knighthood.”

Those honored include:

• Peter Bodley, managing editor of ABC Newspapers

• Terry Lovaas, creative services director at QCTV

• Jerry Cotten, member of Anoka Economic Development Commission

• Mary Litke, treasurer for Anoka Halloween Committee

• Dave Recker, president of Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization

• Geri Nelson, of Anoka-Blaine-Coon Rapids League of Women Voters

• Donna George, Anoka Halloween volunteer

• Cole Campbell, grandson of King Boreas Roger Kruse and Lady Joni Kruse

As opening act for the knighting ceremony, King Boreas presented a $1,000 check to Lyric Arts founder Lin Schmidt and artistic director Laura Tahja Johnson. The gift was given in recognition and in support of the theater’s gift of entertainment to the community, said the Winter Carnival king.

Sue Austreng is at sue.austreng@ecm-inc.com

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