2021 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!
Wednesday, July 14th 10:15-11:30 am - 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 18th - Candidate & Parent Event 3:00-8:00pm at my house. 5553 Basswood Cir. Rockford, MN 55373
We will start by having any parents join us that may have questions. We will go over all the information including River Days weekend in detail. Parents will be dismissed, and we will then have a taco in a bag dinner. We will also decorate car sign posters, practice fishbowl questions, and discuss in detail your speeches. Attire is casual. Also, you can bring a treat/snack to share for later.
Tuesday, July 20th 6 pm – River Days meeting & Photo Shoot
The meeting will only take about 10 minutes. Arrive 5 minutes early. 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 Images of Hope Photography in Rockford. 9000 Walnut St. Go to the back of the building, turn left, drive down the little hill and the door is on the right.
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 earrings 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.
Thursday, July 22nd 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 7:30 am and return around 1:30 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).
Tuesday, August 3rd - National Night Out
We will meet at Heather’s at 5:45pm. We will carpool to the Greenfield Park and hang out there for about 45 minutes. Then we will head to Rockford Riverside Park where we will once again be hosting our annual kickball game with the kids. The park will have activities and a free will donation dinner is usually served. Attire: candidate t-shirts, sashes and black shorts (discussed length), capris or pants. (no yoga style pants). Our game will start around 7 and end by 7:30/8pm. Don’t forget tennis shoes for the game!
Friday, August 6th – Rockin’ Rockford Event at Clay’s
This is a first-time event for all. It is a fundraising event for the music and arts programs in Rockford. We will help wherever needed. Examples are selling tickets and running kids games. They will have live bands and food. Pass on the word to family and friends as it is an all-ages event. We will meet at Clay’s in Rockford at 3:45. You will be dismissed no later than 10pm. Attire: Candidate shirts, black pants/capris/shorts. I will be there as a chaperone but if we can get a few extra parents that would be great!
Monday, August 9th - Sparkle Night at the MN Twins
We will meet at Riverside Park at 4:00pm to pass out tickets and carpool. We will return by midnight. 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, $27 per person. Part of the proceeds come back to us and part to Masonic 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 Friday, July 9th.
(Mandatory) Friday, August 13th - Sunday, August 15th - 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 pm.
*** I would like to add an event to volunteer at the Thrift Store. We will discuss a date at our candidate event. Attire: Candidate shirts and black bottoms.
Questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Heather at 763-350-1083