By Senator Hargrove


         WHEREAS, For many years it has been the custom of the City of Port Townsend to arrange an annual program calling attention to the beauty of our State Flower, the Rhododendron; and


         WHEREAS, This is an event that pays appropriate tribute to the Rhododendron, which blooms in such great profusion during the months of May and June; and


         WHEREAS, The City will observe its 58th annual Rhododendron Festival during the week of May 8 through 16, 1993;


         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Washington request that Mike Lowry, Governor of the State of Washington, proclaim the week of May 8 through 16, 1993, as Rhododendron Week in Washington and request the citizens of Washington State to study the beauty and significance of this flower, and whenever possible to join the residents of the City of Port Townsend and Jefferson County as they honor the stately Rhododendron.



I, Marty Brown, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1993-8624,

adopted by the Senate March 25, 1993.





Secretary of the Senate