Miss Goodhue royaltyMiss Goodhue and Volksfest Royalty
Surprise and joy mingle on Dani Ramthun's face (top photo) as she is crowned Miss Goodhue 2009 Friday night by the outgoing queen, Erin Gadient, while candidates Kayla Roper (left) and Jill Ramboldt applaud. Nobody was prouder than Betty and Dan Ramthun (above left), the new Miss Goodhue's grandparents, who were named Volksfest Queen and King a few minutes before she was crowned in the Goodhue High School gym. The royal court (above right, from left) includes Miss Congeniality Karen O'Connor, Ramthun, Princess Kelly Mann and Princess Valerie Luhman. Goodhue Volkfest is under way today and Sunday, including a dance tonight to the Killer Hayseeds. The grand parade will be at noon Sunday, with Diane and Dean Opsahl leading the way as grand marshals. Go to www.goodhuevolksfest.com for details.