Velkommen! (Welcome in Danish)
Meet Emma Andersen, 2013 Danish Days Maid
As part of the long-standing tradition, Danish Days festivities will be presided over by the Danish Maid—a highly coveted honor for a local young woman who is selected by Danish Days Foundation board members after reviewing dozens of applicants. The 2013 Danish Maid is 17-year old Emma Andersen, a fifth-generation Santa Ynez Valley resident whose heritage in Solvang dates back to 1910, when her great-great-grandfather John Roth bought a ranch (now Pollyrich Farms) and relocated his family to the area. Emma lives in Los Olivos with her parents Ken and Allie Andersen and her three siblings and will be a senior at Dunn School in the fall. See Emma riding on parade floats, making aebleskiver each morning and spreading good will to the thousands of visitors that come to Solvang for this festive occasion.
Emma Andersen’s Bio
Past Danish Days Maids