HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2001-4644, by Representatives Casada, Morell, Roach, Talcott, Marine, Pearson, Barlean, Ericksen, Woods, Benson, Bush, Kirby, Boldt, Darneille, Buck, Pflug, Lambert, Lisk, Skinner, Ballasiotes, Cairnes, Alexander, Carrell, Pennington, Jackley, Ahern, Esser, Jarrett, Mielke and D. Schmidt


      WHEREAS, The annual Puyallup Valley Daffodil Festival is a cherished tradition for the people of Pierce County and the Northwest; and

      WHEREAS, The year 2001 marks the sixty-eighth annual Puyallup Valley Daffodil Festival; and

      WHEREAS, The Festival began in 1926 as a simple garden party in Sumner, and grew steadily each year until 1934 when flowers, which previously had been largely discarded in favor of bulbs, were used to decorate cars and bicycles for a short parade through Tacoma; and

      WHEREAS, The Festival's 2001 events are ongoing, and will culminate in the April 21st Grand Floral Street Parade, winding its way from downtown Tacoma to the communities of Puyallup, Sumner, and Orting; and

      WHEREAS, This year's Festival royalty includes princesses Kyleen Bennett, Puyallup High School; McKenzie Bennett, Washington High School; Hallie Blakey, Henry Foss High School; Amanda Coate, Sumner High School; Aiyana Cristal, Wilson High School; Maricris Eleno, Lakes High School; Lindy Falk, Clover Park High School; Tara Faw, Orting High School; Jennifer Granlund, Stadium High School; Nancy Jeffery, Curtis High School; Carly Kneeshaw, Eatonville High School; Ashley May, Mt. Tahoma High School; Ambre Meyer, Franklin Pierce High School; Sara Richotte, Chief Leschi High School; Alethea Rupers, Lincoln High School; Amy Smith, Spanaway Lake High School; Tiffany Stracke, Fife High School; Jenny Toft, Bethel High School; and Nicole Uhling, Rogers High School;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State House of Representatives recognize and honor the many contributions made to our state by the Puyallup Valley Daffodil Festival and its organizers over the past sixty-eight years; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be transmitted immediately by the Co-Chief Clerks of the Washington State House of Representatives to the 2001 Puyallup Valley Daffodil Festival Officers and to the Members of the Festival Royalty.



      I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

      Resolution 4644 adopted by the House of Representatives

                          April 9, 2001.



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Timothy A. Martin, Co-Chief Clerk  Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerk