Miss Wolf Lake Pageant is Aug. 26
Ten young women will grace the stage at the Lion's Hall in Wolf Lake to vie for the titles of Little Miss, Junior Miss and Miss Wolf Lake on Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.
The pageant competition kicks off Wolf Lake's annual Harvest Festival, which continues with a dance at 8 p.m. (featuring Hatfield Bay) at the liquor store, then switches into high gear for a full slate of activities on Saturday, Aug. 27.
The young women vying for each of the three titles on Aug. 26 are as follows:
Little Miss Wolf Lake
Ella Behrmann is the 5 year old daughter of Aaron and Diana Behrmann. She has one brother, Carter. Ella will be starting kindergarten in the fall at Frazee-Vergas Elementary. She participates in dance and wants to be an "animal doctor" or a princess when she grows up. Her favorite things to do are go fishing, swimming, play outside, dance, sing, read books and play basketball. Ella is running for Little Miss Wolf Lake because she wants to be a princess, ride in the parades and make new friends. She is sponsored by her grandparents, Dave and Joan Hilgenberg of Frazee and Cletus and Roberta Behrmann of Vining.
Charlie Johnson is the 4 year old daughter of Patty and Jesse Butler. She has 6 brothers: Anthony, Jonathon Boldt, Louie Johnson, Jacob, Dalton and Blake Butler. Charlie will be starting preschool in Frazee this fall. She likes swimming, riding horse and playing with her brother Blake. When she grows up, Charlie wants to be a police officer. She is running for Little Miss Wolf Lake because she thought it would be fun and she would get to meet lots more girls her age. She is sponsored by Wolf Lake VFW Post 8165.
Lillian Nelson is the 5 year old daughter of Levi and Kori Nelson. She has one brother, Luccah and will be starting kindergarten in Sebeka this fall. Lillian participates in the Sebeka Summer Rec dance and also is a member of the Northern Lights Dance Academy. When she grows up, Lillian wants to be a lunch lady for a school. Her favorite things to do are play on the trampoline and swingset and play with her cousins and brother. Lillian is running for Little Miss Wolf Lake because she wants to be a princess, pageants are fun and she really enjoyed watching her cousin be a princess. She is sponsored by Hub 71 in Sebeka.
Lilly DeBlieck is the 5 year old daughter of Adam and Jenifer DeBlieck. She has one brother Johny and will be in kindergarten in Park Rapids this fall. She participates in Just for Kix and wants to be a vet tech when she grows up. Her favorite things to do are play outside, play with her brother and pick flowers. Lilly wants to run for Little Miss Wolf Lake because it looks fun to be a princess. She is sponsored by DeBliecks Budget Auto.
Rilynn Ruiz is the 4 year old daughter of Ryan and Tiffani Ruiz. She has one brother, Marshall, and will be starting preschool in Frazee this fall. She likes to play tag, run, do crafts and play outside. When she grows up, Rilynn wants to be a firefighter. She is running for Little Miss Wolf Lake because she likes to dress up and thinks it will be fun. She is sponsored by the Wolf Lake VFW Post 8165.
Madilynn Perrine is the 6 year old daughter of Travis and Heather Perrine. She has two sisters: Taylor and Ellie and will be starting first grade at Frazee-Vergas Elementary in the fall. Madilynn participates in gymnastics at Tumble Force, is a member of Northern Lights Dance Academy and played t-ball this summer. When she grows up, Madilynn wants to be a veterinarian because she loves animals. Her favorite things to do are play with her sisters and spending time with her family. Madilynn is running for Little Miss Wolf Lake because when she was little she dreamed of becoming a princess and her parents always told her to follow her dreams. She is sponsored by Ole's Ride.
Junior Miss Wolf Lake
Marie Mastin is the 12 year old daughter of Brian Mastin and Ranee Radford. She has two brothers, Carlan and Wyatt, and is starting 7th grade in Detroit Lakes in the fall. She participates in track, band and helps at her church. When she grows up,Marie wants to be a pilot in the Air Force. Her favorite things to do are read/watch Harry Potter and spend time with friends. Marie is running for Jr Miss Wolf Lake because it sounded like fun and it had been a while since she was in a pageant. She is sponsored by Toad Lake Store.
Rylee Turcotte is the 12 year old daughter of Chuck and Lisa Turcotte. She has 3 sisters, Samantha Riggles, Mollie and Tayton Turcotte. She will be starting 7th grade in the fall at Frazee-Vergas Junior High School. Rylee participates in basketball, choir and band and loves to sing. When she grows up, Rylee wants to be a doctor. She is running for Jr. Miss Wolf Lake because she thought it would be fun to try. She is sponsored by Lakes Area Coop
Miss Wolf Lake
Brittany Lormis is the 17 year old daughter of Jeff and Bobbi Lormis. She and her twin brother, Jacob, are seniors at Frazee-Vergas High School. Brittany participates in varsity volleyball, varsity Fly Girl Dance Team, the Vergas Lions Club, Frazee Sportsmans Club and Vergas Boy Scouts of America Troop 332 as well as serving as secretary and treasurer for the Native and FACTS clubs. When she grows up, Brittany wants to be a graphic designer and/or an art teacher. Her favorite things to do are draw, swim and be outside. She is running for Miss Wolf Lake because she wanted to become a suitable representative for the Wolf Lake community. She is sponsored by the Frazee Golf Course.
Bailey Tinjum is the 16 year old daughter of Barry and Tracey Tinjum. She has 4 siblings: Amber (Derek) Olds, Christine and Andrew Tinjum and Miranda Anderson. Bailey will be a Junior at Frazee-Vergas High School. She loves dance and is on the Fly Girls Dance team and in the Northern Lights Dance Academy. When she grows up, Bailey wants to be a marine biologist. She is running for Miss Wolf Lake because she thought it would be a good experience and wanted to meet new people. She is sponsored by the Wolf Pack Baseball Club.
Harvest Festival schedule
Wolf Lake's annual Harvest Festival jumps into high gear on Saturday, Aug. 27 with a 5K/10K road race (contestants can walk or run) and a blood drive, both starting at 8 a.m.; a volleyball tournament at 11 a.m.; parade at 2 p.m.; and a mud run at 5 p.m.
There will be a raffle drawing for $1,000 in cash prizes at 7 p.m., and the festivities conclude with karaoke at the liquor store at 8 p.m.
Food vendors will include a kettle corn stand, a lunch wagon hosted by the Wolf Lake Ladies Auxiliary and a visit from Detroit Lakes' Ice Cream Truck.
Also included in the festivities is the Susi Jarva Charm Hunt, which starts Wednesday, Aug. 10 and continues until the charm is found. Clues will be posted in local newspapers, the Sebeka-Menahga Review Messenger and the Frazee Forum.
Commemorative memorabilia is also available for purchase at the Wolf Lake Co-op.
For festival updates and a full schedule, check out the new website, www.WLHarvestFest.com, or visit the Wolf Lake Harvest Festival page on Facebook.