SEE SCRAPPY the RiverFest mascot on display throughout the RiverFest event!
In 2013 Twin Cities sculptor, Mary Johnson, was commissioned through a private grant to create a river-themed sculpture for RiverFest. The metal armature for the splashing bass figure was constructed in her studio and mounted on a trailer for transport.
A contest to name the bass was held and the sculpture was named Scrappy. Scrappy’s permanent home is at Camp St. Croix, however, he makes several appearances at local events and attends area parades.
Each year students from the Phipps Center for the Arts’ “Just Add Water” art and science class help complete the sculpture by processing and repurposing the litter collected in Hudson during the river cleanup to create a new “skin” for Scrappy.
See Scrappy on display at area community events:
April 22 ~ Bethel Highland Campus (morning)
April 22 ~ Earth Day Celebration at the YMCA Camp St. Croix (afternoon)
April 28 ~ KRLT Kinni River Clean Up (dress Scrappy)
May 5 ~ IMBD Wings of Spring, River Falls, from 10 AM-12 PM
June 30 ~ in the Hudson Booster Days Parade
July 13 ~ in the River Falls Days Parade
July 14 ~ at Kinnikinnick River Land Trust (Scrappy “undresses”)
July 17-21 ~ at Hudson St. Croix RiverFest (Scrappy gets a new “dressing”)
August 18 ~ in North Hudson Pepper Fest Parade
September 22-23 ~ at Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival at Hudson Lakefront Park
September 29 ~ HiBA Helping Hands Event for Nonprofits at Hudson Lakefront Park
October 13 ~ Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day at the Hudson Arch
February 2, 2019 ~ Hudson Hot Air Affair Parade