• Syttende Mai Royalty · Festival Ambassadors

    2017 Syttende Mai Festival King and Queen, Jean and Marty Lamers

     

    King and Queen
    Since 1969, Stoughton's Syttende Mai festival has elected a 'Festival King and Queen,' who serve as event ambassadors.

    These "royal" ambassadors can be nominated by anyone in the community. Nominations are based on community service and commitment to sharing their pride for the city's Norwegian heritage with Stoughton residents and visitors. You'll see our royal ambassadors at all major festival events wearing their bunads, traditional Norwegian costumes. 

    The king and queen visit the Capitol in Madison to kick off the festival, to declare Stoughton's Syttende Mai Festival weekend a statewide celebration. 

  • 2017 Syttende Mai Festival Prince and Princess

    Prince and Princess
    Like the King and Queen, the Prince and Princess are Syttende Mai ambassadors. They are Grand Marshalls of the Saturday Youth Parade, will ride in the Sunday Norwegian Parade, start the Lil' Run, attend the opening dinner, and have lots of other appearances. This is a wonderful  opportunity for two third-graders to experience giving to their community.


  • Past Syttende Mai Royalty


    2017 · Marty & Jean Lamers

    2016 · Marv & Bert Klitzke
    2015 · Dan & Jodi Hanson
    2014 · Sonny & Linda Swangstu
    2013 · John & Darlene Arneson
    2012 · Mike & Brenda Sherry
    2011 · Dick & Barb Entwistle
    2010 · Dave & Barb Kalland
    2009 · Rodger Roloff & Jo Laffey-Roloff
    2008 · Steve & Kris Christenson
    2007 · Kent & Judy Schroeder
    2006 · Bob & Becky Greiber
    2005 · Jerry & Judy Gryttenholm
    2004 · Orin & Dorothy Hermundstad
    2003 ·Jon & Connie Blackman
    2002 · Olaf & Kathy Brekke
    2001 · Chet & Helen Johnson
    2000 · David & Carol Skavlen
    1999 · Vern & Bev Pieper
    1998 · Roger & Judie Nitzsche
    1997 · Rich & Susan Albright
    1996 · Doc & Dee Schammel
    1995 · Don & Carol Wahlin
    1994 · Norman & Helen Gerber

     

    1993 · George & Agnes Green
    1992 · Oscar & Pearl Elvegrog
    1991 · Eugene & Bea Kalland
    1990 · Tom & Philayne Chose
    1989 · Ralph & Wilma Baumbach
    1988 · Fred & Ruth Rushlow
    1987 · Al & Shirley Nygaard
    1986 · Myron & Dorothy Wilcox
    1985 · Art & Irene Sveum
    1984 · Don & Doris Helmke
    1983 · Palmer & Ellen Jacobsen
    1982 · David & Ann Nelson
    1981 · Doug & Ardys Pfundheller
    1980 · Oscar & Beverly Forton
    1979 · David & Janice Smedal
    1978 · Doug & Shirley Stokstad
    1977 · Dale & Yvonne Holzhuter
    1976 · Ron & Barbara Furseth
    1975 · Truman & Harmona Felland
    1974 · Bob & Marion Gilbert
    1973 · Jim & Kathy Anderson
    1972 · John & Sonia Holtan
    1971 · Norris & Carol Fosdal
    1970 · Warren & Ingrid Fessenden
    1969 · Odvar & Esther Haug 

     

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