Hints of spring will light up Lakewood's Sharon McGavick Conference Center this weekend, as the Princess Promenade officially kicks off the 80th annual Daffodil Festival season.
Saturday's event is one of Pierce County’s fondest traditions--the ceremonial recognition and appointment of each year’s Daffodil Princesses.
The event will feature each young woman being tapped and proclaimed an official Daffodil Princess. Here, they will each receive their tiara, sash and traditional Golden Daffodil. This is the first time the Royal Court will be presented to the public.
High schools represented include Bonney Lake, Bethel, Cascade Christian, Chief Leschi, Clover Park, Curtis, Eatonville, Emerald Ridge, Fife, Franklin Pierce, Graham Kapowsin, Henry Foss, Lakes, Lincoln, Mt. Tahoma, Orting,Puyallup, Rogers, Spanaway Lake, Stadium, Sumner, Washington, White River and Wilson.
The event is the start of 10 months of serving the county, cities, and citizens in many capacities. Education, mentoring children and community service are the platforms that will have seen the Royalty appearing at over 220 events throughout Pierce County.
Chair of the Pierce County Council, Joyce McDonald, will address the Princesses and read Resolution R2012-3 that names the Daffodil Festival Royalty as Official Ambassadors of Pierce County.
Check back next week for photos from the Princess Promenade!