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Effie Barnes will be Farmington’s candidate in the Minneapolis Aquatennial’s Queen of the Lakes coronation July 18.

Barnes will represent Farmington in Queen of the Lakes coronation

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When Stephanie “Effie” Barnes was crowned second princess for the 2012-13 Farmington Royalty, she knew she would represent her community at many parades and celebrations around the state.


But now she’s also representing Farmington in the Minneapolis Aquatennial’s Queen of the Lakes coronation July 18 — an honor that rarely falls on the second princess of any royalty program.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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