By Senators Kastama, Regala, Roach and Rasmussen


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


     WHEREAS, 2001 marks the Sixty-Eighth annual Puyallup Valley Daffodil Festival; and


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


     WHEREAS, The Festival 2001 events are ongoing, and will culminate in the April 21, 2001, Grand Floral Street Parade, winding its way from downtown Tacoma through 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; and


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


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be transmitted immediately by the Secretary of the Senate to the 2001 Puyallup Valley Daffodil Festival Officers and to the members of the Festival Royalty.


I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 8660,

adopted by the Senate April 11, 2001.





Secretary of the Senate