In 1995, Angela (Roquette) Di Laura served as Miss St. Croix County Farm Bureau. She remembers wearing her crown and sash during parade routes in Woodville, Baldwin, River Falls, Prescott, Hammond and New Richmond.
“The Farm Bureau would hand out milk during the parades, sometimes in conjunction with the 4-H float, and I rode in George Peterson’s Cadillac convertible or walked the route and handed-out milk,” said Angela.
Angela grew up on a dairy farm and her family was involved in 4-H since before she was born.
“My grandmother and parents were leaders of different 4-H clubs and, as soon as I was could, I joined the Double Good 4-H Club near Woodville,” said Angela. “During the St. Croix County Fair, I entered a variety of projects including baking, embroidery, and I eventually showed swine for three years. My family also worked at the Farm Bureau fair stand selling milk, deep fried cheese curds and homemade pie.”
Angela attended Baldwin-Woodville School District with her younger siblings including a brother and two sisters. She graduated from high school in 1995.
Angela remembers that that wasn’t a competition to serve as Miss St. Croix Farm Bureau, “but instead, I was asked by the Farm Bureau women if I was interested. At the time, the St. Croix County Farm Bureau was comprised of older farmers and they were excited that I was finally old enough to be named.”
Angela lives in Little Canada, Minnesota, with her husband of 24 years, their two teenage boys, two cats and a dog. She works as a benefits administrator for the Land O’Lakes, Inc., Member Cooperative Health Plan in Arden Hills.