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Seven girls vie to be Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest ambassadors

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Seven girls are vying to be ambassadors for their hometown.

They are candidates in the 2013 Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest Ambassador Scholarship program. The candidates include Brijit Arntzen, Caitlyn Swanson, Hailey Carlson, Haullidey Dalbec, Megan Terry, Sophia Garrick and Kathy Melton.

The ambassadors help with local civic events and celebrations and travel to surrounding communities throughout the year for their festivals and other volunteer events.

The coronation of new ambassadors will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 17, at Park High School. Admission is $5 with a Strawberry Fest button, or $6 without a button.

A reception follows the coronation at American Motorsports Bar and Grill, 7420 East Point Douglas Road.