Two Farmington Princesses received accolades June 11, from the Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Program.
Effie Barnes, the 2012 Miss Princess, received her queens charm, an official invitation to represent Farmington and compete in the Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Program July 12-20.
Aundreya Edwards, 15, Junior Miss Farmington 2011 and upcoming sophomore at Christian Life School, received the Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Honorary Commodores Award in recognition of volunteer service and community involvement from the current Minneapolis Aquatennial Commodore Dave Recker and Princess of the Lakes Leah Kruc. Each year cities across the state have the opportunity to nominate an individual who has served and given back to the community in her own way.
Edwards volunteers with several local organizations and businesses throughout Farmington. She also recently created Sparkle4the1 Facebook page that is a work in progress. It is a ministry created to encourage girls of all ages to become more involved in the world around them, but in a way that displays grace, faith, love, integrity and confidence.
Farmington has only been involved with the Minneapolis Aquatennial Program for three years, and Edwards is the third recipient of this award.