Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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: And the following senior queens were there: 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.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Country bands taking center stage.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The groups will perform July 19 and 20.
Rocket Club, The Devon Worley Band and Tim Mahoney will be playing this year’s Raspberry Festival, the organization announced Sunday. Rocket Club and The Devon Worley Band both performed at last year’s festival. Attendees can catch the country bands again July 19 and 20 when they take the stage, along with Tim Mahoney, at Ninth Avenue and Mainstreet. Check out a video of one of Rocket Club's songs in the player above. There is a $5 cover charge. For more information, visit www.hopkinsjaycees.com or call 952-931-0132. In other Raspberry Festival news, the organization’s spaghetti dinner and silent auction in April raised raise $4,800. The money will go toward the royalty program and help offset the cost of scholarships.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
A YouTube user posted video of the parade Sunday.
The 79th Annual Raspberry Festival is still several months away, but YouTube user David Bogen on Sunday offered viewers a quick reminder of the warm days ahead with footage of the 1967 Raspberry Festival Grande Day Parade. The three-minute video starts with the color guard and continues on to show bands, Raspberry Royalty, floats and more. According to the Raspberry Festival website, the following residents were named Raspberry Royalty that year: This year’s Raspberry Festival takes place from July 13 to July 21. The full schedule is already available here. But residents don’t have to wait until July to celebrate the city’s raspberry heritage. The Raspberry Festival hosts the Fourth Annual Spaghetti Fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. April …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Three former Raspberry queens who got pregnant at about the same time brought their daughters together last week for their first play date.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Editor’s Note: Last year, Hopkins Patch wrote about three former Raspberry queens—Rosie Hatfield, Andrea Lahouze and Melissa Saigh—who happened to all get pregnant at the about the same time, each with a girl. The three women brought their girls together for the first time Thursday at Hopkins’ Maetzold Field. Saigh shares her thoughts on the meet-up in the following guest column. *** This week, Linna and I got to meet up with two former Hopkins Raspberry Festival queens and their baby girls. To give you a little bit of background, I was my hometown's queen in 2000-2001 and met Rosie Hatfield (formerly McNamee) and Andrea Lahouze (formerly Strand) after they were crowned a couple years later. All three of us got pregnant around the same …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Did you catch all these stories?
Here’s a recap of the posts that generated the most interest on Hopkins Patch in July. Did you catch all of them? *** Why I Hate the Olympics The world’s greatest athletes made their parade through London’s Olympic Stadium. Dignitaries and heads of state watched the pageantry. TV is saturated with Olympic coverage. Hopkins Patch Editor James Warden explains why he couldn't care less. Minnesota Companies that Oppose the Marriage Amendment After seeing news releases about companies staking out a position against the marriage amendment proposal, Patch decided it was time to compile a list of all who opposed it in one neat place. The following day, we did the same for companies that support the amendment. Both generated enormous amounts of …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Help build a community photo gallery of the festival by showing off your best shots.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
The penultimate day of the festival offered something for everyone.
Visitors headed to downtown Hopkins on Saturday to take part in a variety of Raspberry Festival activities. The community took part in sporting events, shopped the Market Place Arts and Craft Fair and took part in Family Day. Have you been shooting photos of the Raspberry Festival events? Don’t forget to upload your best shots for a chance to win Stages Theatre Co. passes. Stay up to date on all your local news. Sign up for the free Hopkins Patch newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Editor James Warden's Pinterest boards. Do you own a local business? Click here to learn about five easy ways your business can use Patch.
Eight teams competed in the all-day competition.
Eight teams participated in the annual Raspberry Festival softball tournament Saturday. The tournament started early in the morning, and the last game began at about 4:30 p.m.—with the final two teams, the Unabomerz and TCO, playing seven and five games, respectively, during the day. "The players know they need to drink alot of water," tournament organizer Jenny Garkey said late in the afternoon, "and everyone's holding up well." Stay up to date on all your local news. Sign up for the free Hopkins Patch newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Editor James Warden's Pinterest boards. Do you own a local business? Click here to learn about five easy ways your business can use Patch.
Eleven teams participated in ‘sevens’-style matches at Maetzold Field.
Eleven rugby teams braved Saturday’s blistering heat to compete in the Hopkins Raspberry Festival’s rugby tournament at Maetzold Field. The tournament used a style of rugby know as "sevens"—seven players on a team playing two seven-minute halves. It's the same style of rugby that will be played at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, said tournament organizer Sarah Goeman. She’s proud of the sport's growth, both around the world and in Minnesota. There were originally supposed to be 12 teams in the tournament, but the Duluth team wasn't able to come. That changed the schedule, causing some teams to play their matches closer together than originally scheduled. Some teams played up to five games over the course of the day. In order to …