HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2002-4718, by Representatives Morell and Casada


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

      WHEREAS, 2002 marks the sixty-ninth 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 2002 events are ongoing, and will culminate in the April 20th 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: Anne Beale, Stadium High School; Brittany Bensch, Henry Foss High School; Madeline Chipps, Puyallup High School; Stephanie Clabaugh, Wilson High School; Stephani Clifford, Curtis High School; Natalie Dudley, Eatonville High School; Alysha Holmquist, Fife High School; Danielle Morris, Lakes High School; Rachel Ott, Sumner High School; Thy Pham-Cieliesz, Governor John Rogers High School; Jennifer Rainey, Emerald Ridge High School; Nicole Remy, Spanaway Lake High School; Melanie Sarreal, Bethel High School; Mindi Seffens, Lincoln High School; Theary So, Mt. Tahoma High School; Laura Soler, Orting High School; Patricia Trella, Washington High School; Kaylyn White, Clover Park High School; and Katrina Woldseth, Franklin Pierce High School; and

      WHEREAS, On March 15th at the Queen's Coronation, a queen is selected to reign over the many festival activities that take place throughout the festival year;

      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-nine years; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the Washington State House of Representatives to the 2002 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

      4718 Resolution adopted by the House of Representatives

                          March 6, 2002.




                   Cynthia Zehnder, Chief Clerk