AAO presents Outstanding Honorary Commodore's Award, Minnesota Community Award
Minneapolis, Minn. -- The Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization (AAO) presented the Outstanding Honorary Commodore's Award and Minnesota Community Award at the Community Luncheon on Tuesday, July 23rd at the Millennium Hotel. The Ambassador Crew chooses both of these award recipients.
Outstanding Honorary Commodore's Award
The Outstanding Honorary Commodore's Award is chosen from the hundreds of Honorary Commodore Award recipients that the Ambassador Crew presents each year. This year, the Outstanding Honorary Commodore's Award is presented to the Family of Brianna Klindworth Memorial Scholarship, from the community of Red Wing, received the Outstanding Honorary Commodore's Award. The text from the Honorary Commodore's Award follows:
We would like to recognize a family who has suffered a great loss and yet has found room in their hearts to give back to this program. In 2002, Miss Briana Klindworth was crowned as a Red Wing Royal Ambassador Princess. Her fellow ambassadors described her as a beautiful person on the inside and out. In 2004 Brianna was killed by a drunk driver, her grandfather Mr. Jerry Borgen, also known as Mr. Red Wing, started an endowment in her name. For the past 14 years, every ambassador scholarship is awarded in part from this scholarship fund. Mr. Red Wing passed away just a couple of weeks ago on July 11th at the age of 89. Jerry supported many organizations including the Red Wing Royal Ambassador Organization. He was instrumental in assisting the committee obtain its first parade float. He will be remembered fondly by the Red Wing Royal Ambassador Organization for his many years of support to the pageant.
Congratulations to the Family of Brianna Klindworth Memorial Scholarship, and thank you for all you have done for the community of Red Wing and the Red Wing Royal Ambassador Organization!
Minnesota Community Award
The AAO also presented Anoka Halloween, Inc. with the Minnesota Community Award. The Anoka Royal Ambassador Program has Ambassador candidates participate and are included as part of the integral fun, family friendly community Halloween festival. The ambassador program is a major part of the festival, drawing support from all facets of the community. A number of young women participate each year (usually upwards of 50), and the program continues to develop many women leaders.
Congratulations to the community of Anoka!
Other awards were presented at the community luncheon which you can view here.