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Crowning Achievements pageant is Nov. 4

Newly-crowned royalty pose with visiting royalty from communities across Minnesota and Wisconsin at the 2016 Crowning Achievements pageant. File photo

The ninth annual Crowning Achievements Special Needs Pageant will take place at Faith Community Church in New Richmond on Saturday, Nov. 4. The pageant is free and begins at 2 p.m.

The doors open at 1 p.m. to view raffle items donated by individuals and businesses throughout the St. Croix Valley, Twin Cities and around the U.S. Raffle items include four Disney Parks Hopper passes and two round trip Southwest Airlines tickets. Raffle tickets are $1 each, but for every non perishable food item for the local food shelves - up to five items - you will receive a free raffle ticket.

Following the pageant, there will be refreshments with the raffle taking place approximately 45 minutes after the pageant. Visit the Crowning Achievements Facebook for a list of some of the raffle items offered.

Crowning Achievements is a 501(c)(3) non-profit supporting men and women, over 16, with special needs. For more information, visit, call 612-850-2298 or send an email to

This year's candidates

Jake Peterson Jamie Rushton Janet Krear Jenna Frenette Karen Langfeldt Krista Gilbertson Kristina Fritz KyeLee Leonard Leah Koenings Lisa Larsen Rachel Laust Rodney Deck Samantha Trout Sean Denison Alicia Nesse Adrieana Hansen Crystal Katelhut Danielle Smolinski Emily Bowen Ginny Cohoon