2014 Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest
The Strawberry Fest is planned by an all-volunteer committee whose mission is "to bring the community together". At the event, residents, businesses, city government and non-profit organizations all come together to proudly celebrate our community.
The Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest Committee would like to congratulate Lauren Bafels who submitted the winning entry for the 2012 Strawberry Fest Logo Contest and will be invited to act as the Grand Marshal for the Strawberry Fest Parade on June 16, 2012! Lauren is 23 years old and lives in Cottage Grove. She moved here from Cedar Rapids, IA when she was three years old. Lauren attended school in District 833, graduating from Park High School in 2006. In the Spring of 2011 she graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato with a Fine Arts degree and Magna Cum Laude honors and currently works in the school district part time. Her most exciting news this year was being proposed to at Midway Stadium, home of the Saint Paul Saints, during a game. (She said yes!) Her hobbies include bicycling, creating mix media artwork, listening to all kinds of music and planning for her wedding. Lauren is currently seeking employment as a full time graphic designer.