Queen Drew

Queen Drew

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This is one of my favorite events to cover!
 
Here’s the official press release.

ROSE QUEEN® DREW CROWNED AT OFFICIAL CORONATION CEREMONY

 Drew Helen Washington reigns as 94th Rose Queen® for the 2012 Tournament of Roses®, Themed Just Imagine…

PASADENA, Calif. (October 27, 2011) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® crowned the 94th Rose Queen, Drew Washington, today in an official coronation ceremony presented by Citizens Business Bank at the Pasadena Convention Center.   The event was supported by Royal Court sponsors Macy*s and Mikimoto. Queen Drew was officially crowned by the 2012 Tournament of Roses President Richard Jackson.
“Queen Drew and the six princesses are exemplary role models,” said Tournament of Roses President, Richard Jackson.  “We are so honored to have them as a part of our Tournament of Roses family.  These beautiful, smart and poised young ladies have been and will continue to be excellent ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses.” 

Quote of the Day:
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
Jim Rohn

 

Day 294 of 365

These are photos of the famous Pasadena Tournament House.

The Tournament House Association maintains the grounds of the Tournament House, and volunteers from the Pacific Rose Society care for the rose gardens. There are hundreds of varieties of roses, camellias, and annuals planted at the All-America Rose Selections’ test gardens. The gardens are open to the public throughout the year, except for December 31 through January 2.

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Quote of the Day:
“A ROSE DOES NOT PREACH, IT SIMPLY SPREADS ITS FRAGRANCE.”
-MOHANDAS GANDHI