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2018 Daffodil Princesses from District 4

About this time every year, the Council is honored to be visited by the Daffodil Princesses and I am always impressed. For those of us that grew up in this area, springtime is a time for daffodils and the Daffodil Parade. We have seen the Daffodil Princesses on the floats year after year in rain or shine waving to the crowd with their figure eight wave.

These young women are selected by their high schools and serve as ambassadors for Pierce County. They are trained in servant leadership and learning about service to community. They go to senior centers to bring light and joy to the residents and to local schools to talk with students about goals.

They are also learning about themselves. Learning to speak with confidence, many planning on going to college with potential majors running the gamut from teaching to political science to bio-engineer. Pretty impressive!

These young women are another example of the many impressive students that represent this younger generation. My hat is off to all of them! If you have the opportunity to meet a Daffodil Princess, thank them for the good things they do.

Below are details about the Daffodil Parade or visit http://thedaffodilfestival.org/events/daffodil-parade/:

85th Annual Daffodil Parade
“Traditions in Bloom”

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Parade Start Times:
Tacoma – 10:15 AM
Puyallup – 12:45 PM
Sumner – 2:30 PM
Orting – 5:00 PM

The Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade is an annual celebration of the community, history, traditions, and growth, of its home of Pierce County.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Traditions in Bloom.”