Applications open for 2018 Danish Maid

Gabrielle Heron was the 2017 Danish Maid. (Photo by Mike Mesikep Photography)

Staff Report

The Solvang Danish Days Foundation is accepting applications until Feb. 28 from young women who want to be the 2018 Danish Days Maid.

Applicants must submit an essay about their qualifications and accomplishments, and preference will be given to a candidate who will be a high school senior during the fall of 2018.

The 2018 Danish Days celebration is scheduled for Sept. 14-16.

The Danish Days Maid will have a busy few weeks prior to the celebration, making appearances at meetings of the Solvang Rotary Club, the Vikings of Solvang, and the Danish Brotherhood and Sisterhood.

During the festive weekend, the Danish Days Maid will appear in the Danish Days Parade and will need to be available for media interviews and other event appearances. After the Danish Days weekend, she will draw the winning ticket for the annual giveaway of a trip to Denmark.

Applications may be emailed to danishdays@aol.com or mailed to P.O. Box 1424, Solvang, 93463, no later than Feb. 28.