One lucky lady will be choseen to be the 2013 Klondike Kate — the St. Paul Winter Carnival's ambassador of fun.
An entertainer, Kathleen Rockwell — or "Klondike Kate" — made her way through mountains, gold fields and the Klondike rivers during the Gold Rush of 1898. She earned her nickname because she was known as the most famous dancehall girl of the North.
She was the last entertainer hired for the St. Paul Winter Carnival in 1961.
The Saint Paul Jaycee’s held the first annual Klondike Kate contest in 1971. Up to 10 women compete for this title each year, but only one is chosen.
This year, five women will compete for the title. The women will perform three songs and will be judged on several factors, including their costumes, crowd appearl, musical performance, song choice and how well they portray the real-life character Klondike Kate.
The competition will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Prom Center in Oakdale.
Advance tickets are $15 and tickets at the door are $20 ($17 with a Winter Carnival Button). To order your tickets click here.
For special reserved pricing, "Gold Rush" info, and the opportunity to give to Memorial Blood Drive please visit www.klondikekates.org