Raspberry Festival Senior Kings, Queens Reunite at Hopkins Activity Center

The group included senior ambassadors from as far back as the 1980s.

Hopkins was full of royalty May 11. Former Raspberry Festival senior kings got together for a Kings Breakfast, and former senior queens gathered for a Queens Tea.

The following senior kings were present:

  • Josef Obermaier, 2008-09
  • Allan Johnson,  2010-11                          
  • Vernon Isaak, 1996-97                     
  • Vern Sweeney, 2003-04      

And the following senior queens were there: 

  • Dodie Mord, 2008-09
  • Joan Markham, 2009-10
  • Trudy Reinitz, 2011-12
  • Joan DeCosse, 2005-06   
  • Annette Marie Poeschel, 2003-04        
  • Jane Whipple, 2002-03   
  • Carol Ann Carlson, 2004-05 
  • Mary Jo Mileski, 2012-13 
  • Dorothy Pavelka, 1993-94
  • Gen Maas, 1983-84
  • Lorraine Beversdorf, 2001-02
  • Judy Johnson, 2010-11

The Raspberry Festival’s senior ambassadors are at least 55 years old and must live, work or volunteer in Hopkins, Minnetonka, Golden Valley or the Hopkins school district. Those who know of a senior who’d make a good ambassador can click here to find out more about how to nominate him or her. The Raspberry Festival will announce two ambassadors at the Senior Ambassador Coronation on July 16.

The 79th Annual Raspberry Festival takes place from July 13 to July 21.


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