Steamboat Days calls for captain and first mate participants
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival is seeking candidates for the Captain and First Mate Contest to be held in conjunction with the Winona Park Rec Kiddie Parade on Friday, June 15, 2018.
Qualifications for contestants include:
• Each child must be between the ages of four and seven on or before June 1, 2018.
• Each entry must be for two children.
• Each child must be a resident of the city of Winona. Surrounding areas are ineligible.
• Previous captain and mate winners are not eligible.
• Children must be available for Steamboat Days Kiddie Parade on Friday, June 15, in the morning and the grand parade on Sunday, June 17, 2018.
Go to winonasteamboatdays.com for a registration form or send information including the children’s names, ages, addresses and parents’ contact information including phone and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org, or Attn: Captain and First Mate Contest, Steamboat Days, PO Box 745, Winona, Minn., 55987.
All entries must be emailed or postmarked no later than June 2, 2018.
There will be five finalist couples drawn from the entries received. The five finalist couples will be notified by Friday, June 8, 2018.
Winona Steamboat Days button design winners
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival Association unveiled the 2018 button design and announced its designer at Winona Senior High School (WSHS) to WSHS band fanfare. This year’s design winner is Joella Goyette, 10th grade student at Winona Senior High School, daughter of Chris and Jackie Goyette. Joella is a trumpeter in the WSHS band.
As the design winner, Joella received a plaque with her winning design, a personalized button to wear during steamboat days, a T-shirt with her design on it, two glasses with her design, and carnival armbands for her family. She will ride in the Kiddie Parade and Steamboat Days Grande Parade.
Steamboat Days will also award prizes for second place to Amanda Guillen, junior at WSHS, and third place to Carmelle Meyer, a seventh grader at Bluffview Montessori School.
Steamboat Days buttons will be available for sale at most Winona convenience stores, retailers, restaurants, Midtown Foods and Hy-Vee by May 19. With your advance button purchase of $5 you can register to win many great prizes donated by a variety of area merchants including a new picnic table from Anova.
Your Steamboat Days button purchase helps provide free events and activities for the festival such as the grande parade and the fireworks show!
Winona Steamboat Days is from June 13-17, 2018. For more information on events, locations and times go to www.WinonaSteamboatDays.com.