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Willmar Fests new Junior Ambassadors picked

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Sophia Kojetin, 8, and Austin Olson, 7, wave to the crowd along Sixth Street SW at the Kiddie Parade.2 / 2

The new Willmar Fests Junior Ambassadors were selected in a random draw Thursday at the Block Party.

The princess is Sophie Kojetin, 8, who will be a third-grader at Roosevelt.

Austin Olson is the prince. He is 7 and will be a third-grader at MACCRAY.

Sophie's and Austin's first function was riding in the backseat of a convertible in the Kiddie Parade soon after their selection.

The outgoing 2016 ambassadors are Connor Smith and Ellie DeLeeuw.

Rand Middleton
Tribune photographer/videographer. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime news/sports beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 
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