2014 Isanti Rodeo Jubilee Days

Eli Rasmusson (left), 2, and Reese Brown dawned Batman shirts to kick some cuteness into the Kiddie Parade during Jubilee Days.	 The Royal Box Lunch Auction was held Saturday. Isanti Ambassador candidate Sage Ellen Troolin and the 2013 Isanti Ambassadors Emma Dimassis, Kaitlin Svboda-Mickelson and Kellie Pedersen, hand off lunches to winning bidders from the St. Paul Winter Carnival.  Grandpa Richard Lindberg has his grandchildren Aubrey Jendro (left) and Libbylou Anderson jump as high as they can. The turtle races were busy with 136 participants this year. Winners Mason Lecliare (left) and Shay Zagars proudly display the turtles that helped them win brand-new bikes donated by the Isanti Lions.	 Paige Gilbertson, 4, won second prize in the Kiddie Parade for her hot air balloon float. There’s a sister for sale! The parents of Aubree Jendro, 2, and little sister Allyee Jendro, 6 months, had some humor and creativity with their float during the Kiddie Parade. The adorable duo sat in a festive wagon. 		Isanti Lion’s Club members Tom Beckett and Joe Mau (right) take off the gate to start one of the several heats of turtle races. Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan Goat tying. Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan Photo by Urmila Ramakrishhnan Tessa Berndt tries calf roping during Kids Day activities.                Bare back riding was one of the most exciting events this year at the 38th Annual Isanti Firefighters Rodeo.	Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan Isanti County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon was the Grand Marshal of this year’s Parade. 2013 Isanti Ambassadors Kaitlin Svoboda, Emma Dimassis and Kellie Pedersen wave to the crowd during the July 10 Isanti Rodeo Jubilee Days Parade. The Kracker Jacks Drumline provide musical entertainment along the Parade route. 2013 Isanti Ambassador Kaitlin Svoboda, 2014 candidate Jade Lamb and 2013 Isanti Ambassador Kellie Pedersen, pose next to a 1930 Ford pickup, part of the classic car show at the Lake State Credit Union’s “Celebration of Summer” held Friday.	Maddie Simon is crowned a 2014 Isanti Ambassador. She will be a senior at Cambridge-Isanti High School. Rick Morrison desperately searches for the corn cob in the muck pool when his Minnesota Landscaping team took third place in the 2014 Outhouse Races. Hannah Vandersteen, Kiely Fredlund and Maddie Simon were crowned 2014 Isanti Ambassadors during the July 13 Coronation Ceremony. Riders with the Rum River BMX Association enjoy this year’s Parade held July 10. Bingo was one of the many games children enjoyed during Kids Day July 12.	Charleigh Lage, 3.5, matches her horse with a brown spotted dress. She waves to her dad as she makes the rounds on a pony ride. Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan Carter Knapp, 15 months, points at floppy-eared rabbits as they hop around in the petting zoo. Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan The flag line of the St. Francis High School Marching Band.
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The Royal Box Lunch Auction was held Saturday. Isanti Ambassador candidate Sage Ellen Troolin and the 2013 Isanti Ambassadors Emma Dimassis, Kaitlin Svboda-Mickelson and Kellie Pedersen, hand off lunches to winning bidders from the St. Paul Winter Carnival.