Since being crowned at the Evergreen Rodeo this past June, Queen Lauren Hladik and Princess Alexis Lundahl have been riding in area rodeos. Lauren and Alexis also make appearances at community events, and are planning to present awards at this year’s annual Big Chili Cook-off in Evergreen on Sept. 12.
“I love the family aspect of rodeo,” says Lauren, who moved up from princess to queen this year. “It’s like a giant family. It’s so great to work together.”