2019 Candidate Schedule
The Ambassador Committee will chaperone and provide transportation to and from all events. Ambassador application and agreement must be submitted prior to attending events.
All events are optional except Rockford River Days weekend, but are highly encouraged to have the full Candidate experience!
Tuesday, June 11th 4:00-6:00 - Library Summer Reading Program Kickoff
Wear a sundress. We will be signing kids up for the summer reading program and help serve ice cream treats.
Tuesday, June 18th 6 pm – River Days meeting & Photo Shoot
The meeting will only take about 10 minutes. It is held in the Lions building. Candidates will introduce themselves to the committee and tell them why they would like to be a Rockford Ambassador. We will do the shoot immediately following the River Days meeting at Riverside Park.
Wear a sundress & sash for the meeting. These will be headshots for the newspaper and coronation program. For the shoot we will provide you with a black v-neck cotton tee. Feel free to wear any necklace or earings of your choice. Remember this is for the newspaper, coronation program and included with judges packet. Any bottoms would be fine since only a headshot or you can just slip the tee over your sundress.
Friday, June 21st - Candidate & Parent Night 3:30-10:00pm at Rockford Riverview Estates office meeting room, 135 Highview Road, Rockford, MN 55373
We will start by driving around town and taking pictures with our local sponsors. We will then head back to the meeting room for a taco in a bag dinner. We will also decorate car sign posters, practice fish bowl questions, and discuss in detail the weekend of Rockford River Days and your speeches. Parents should plan to join us at 6:30 for an informational meeting. Please wear a sundress for the pictures and bring comfy clothes to change into. Also if you can, bring a treat/snack to share for later.
Friday, June 28th – Movie in the Park (Riverside Park)
This will be our 3rd year hosting this event. We will sell candy, pop, water and popcorn as a fundraiser. Don’t forget to bring your tickets to sell to the crowd. Attire: Candidate t-shirts, sashes and black shorts (discussed length), capris or pants. (no yoga style pants). Time: roughly 5 pm to help set up
Wednesday, July 10th 10:30-11:30am – Read to kids at the Rockford Library.
Pick your favorite book to read to the kids. Bring your own or come early and find a fav. Attire: Sundress and sash.
Sunday, July 14th - Monticello Riverfest
We will leave Rockford at 10:00 am (meet at Heather’s 5553 Basswood Circle in Rockford) and return around 6:00 pm. You will ride on the float in the parade and attend their outdoor coronation. Wear a sundress (discussed length) and sash. No chaperone needed. Please either plan to eat the chicken dinner there (roughly $8) or bring a bag lunch. WEAR SUNSCREEN!!!
Tuesday, July 16th - Sparkle Night at the MN Twins
We will meet at Riverside Park at 4:00pm to pass out tickets and carpool. We will return around 10:30 pm. Wear a Twins t-shirt or your Candidate t-shirt,
sash and choice of pants, shorts (at discussed length) or capris. Jean material ok for this event ONLY! Must have your sash to be able to go on the field! NO heals! We recommend sunglasses and sunscreen. No chaperone needed. Pre ordered ticket required, $25 per person. Part of the proceeds come back to us and part to Gillette Children’s Hospital as a fundraiser. Families welcome (no boyfriends). Only Royalty and candidates can go on field. All ticket money submitted to Heather by June 15th.
Saturday, July 20th - Buffalo Cub Foods Fundraiser
Fundraise from 10:00 - 2:00 pm. We will bag groceries inside and sell hot dogs/brats outside. Attire: candidate t-shirts and black shorts, capris or pants. (no yoga style pants). Closed toed shoes and hair worn up. Candidates choose a shift. Either 10-12 or 12-2.
Wednesday, July 24th - Minneapolis Aquatennial Meet the Candidates
This is an important event to see the best speeches in the state to help prepare your own for River Days.
We will leave Rockford at 9:00 am and return around 4:00 pm. Meet at Heather’s house: 5553 Basswood Circle in Rockford. We will carpool. No chaperone needed. Attire: Sundress (fyi, we usually run into our judges). There is a Starbucks right there so bring money if you wish to get yourself something:)
Tuesday, August 6th - National Night Out at Riverside Park
We will once again be hosting our annual kickball game with the kids! Be sure to wear tennis shoes, this gets serious ha ha!. There is a free will donation meal at the park and community activities. Bring your tickets to sell to people along the way. Arrive at 5:15pm. Attire is candidate t-shirt, sashes and black shorts (discussed length), capris or pants (no yoga style pant). Our game will start around 6 and we will end by 7:30pm.
(Mandatory) Friday, August 9th - Sunday, August 11th - Rockford River Days!
A detailed schedule of events will be distributed asap. Plan on Friday beginning around 4 pm and ending after the Coronation on Sunday about 6:30 pm.
Start thinking of who will be your chaperone (adult 18 years of age and older, NO boyfriends), parade driver and convertible, and stage dress for Coronation.
Questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Heather at 763-350-1083