Riverfest Wrap-up


Thank you

The Riverfest Committee thanks the many volunteers that are working to produce another successful Riverfest celebration for 2017!  Did you know that 14 Monticello organizations work together to produce the Riverfest community event?! Mark your calendars now for 2018 Riverfest which will take place July 12 – 15, 2018.

“Citizen of the Year”

Congratulations to Mr. Pat Sawatzke who was honored as the 2017 Citizen of the Year!  Thank you for your service to our community, Chamber of Commerce, and Wright County. We especially appreciate the many ways that you contribute to the community and help make Monticello a better place to live.

“Monticello Royal Ambassadors”

Samantha Ziwicki is the newly crowned 2017-18 Miss Monticello.  Samantha will represent Monticello starting now through Riverfest 2018, along with Princesses Lauren Brion and Morgan Baxter-Knutson.  Lauren Brion was also recognized by her peers with the Miss Congeniality award, presented by sponsors Monticello Women of Today and Loch Jewelers.  Congratulations to these young ladies as they start their reign!

Best of luck to 2016-17 Miss Monticello Katelyn Warner as she represents Monticello in the 2017 Minneapolis Aquatennial festivities.

“Honorary Commodore Award”

Bob Sommerville of Monticello was honored at the 2017 Riverfest by the Minneapolis Acquatennial Commodores for his outstanding volunteer service in the community. Congratulations, Bob, for all you do!

“Riverfest 5K”

To view the results of the Riverfest 5K race, please click on the following link:

Monticello 5K Race Series  – then choose the tab for the Riverfest 5K race results.

“Duck Races”

The winners of the 2017 duck races are as follows:

$2500 – #1 Aaron Pavendo, St Michael
$1000 – #2 Niki Larson, Monticello
$1000 – #3 Warren Myhee, Buffalo
$1000 – #4 Doug Lietz, Monticello
$1000 – #5 Marquette Hare, Big Lake
$1000 – #6 Adam St. Marie, Monticello
$100 (#7-29)
Justin Larson
John Gates, Monticello
Kelsey Stangler
Deb Corrigan, Big Lake
Jake Bondhus, Monticello
Charlie Barrett, Monticello
West Metro, Monticello
Bruce McNickle, Monticello
Jay Olson, Monticello
Krystal Beauchane, Otsego
Nathan Kranz, Big Lake
Mackenzie Shierts, Monticello
West Metro, Monticello
Kelli Helgoe, Monticello
Joe Graba, Monticello
Weston Schermer, Monticello
Peggy Mortenson, Big Lake
Jane Leske, Monticello
Teri Gilbert, Big Lake
Verna Murphy, Monticello
Tom Keane
Donald Stang, Big Lake
Barbara Goranson, Big Lake
$100 – #30 (last duck) Jon Richards


Other questions?? Email: monticelloriverfest@gmail.com