The Cottage Grove Strawberry Festival Committee is pleased to announce a public logo
contest for the official logo of the Strawberry Fest 2015 event, which will be held
in Cottage Grove, MN June 18th - 21st, 2015. The entrant chosen as "winner" of the
logo contest will be invited to act as the Grand Marshal for the 2015 Strawberry
See the Strawberry Fest 2016 Logo Contest Rules for additional information after
Congratulations to Gary Riege! Gary has lived in Cottage Grove for 10 years. He
is 16 years old, a junior at Minnesota Virtual Academy (MNVA), and he loves science
and computer programming. Gary has a brother; a sister; a gecko; and two dogs, one
of which is named Yoda. This past summer, he was an actor in the Haunted House at
the Minnesota State Fair and a speaker on the MOFAS Young Adult Panel. Gary has
always been fascinated with the way the universe works and plans on pursuing a career
in astrophysics. His love for astrophysics began with StarWars when he was young.
When Gary saw that the theme of the 2014 Strawberry Festival is “May The BERRY Be
With You,” he just had to take a shot at making the logo.