Port Townsend: 2004 Rhody queen, court to be crowned Saturday night

PORT TOWNSEND — One of five Port Townsend High School seniors will be crowned queen of the 69th annual Rhododendron Festival on Saturday night.

The coronation will start at 5 p.m. in the Port Townsend High School auditorium. At the same time the Queen’s Court, Senior Royalty and Junior Court will be honored.

The 69th Rhododendron Festival begins May 8 and concludes May 15, the day of the Grand Parade.

This year’s festival theme is “Jazz It Up in Port Townsend.”

Candidates for festival queen and court are Tracy Hayes, Channelle Jones, Shannon McIntire, Brooke Saul and Shannon Somes.

The queen receives a $1,000 scholarship, and each princess will get an $800 scholarship.

The Rhody courts

Robert and Anita Lockhart are the senior royalty, while Annika Ablana and Katrenna Minnihan make up the Queen’s Court.

Justin Carpenter, Kylee Gardner, Luke Flanigan, Addi Richert, Becca Spencer and Luke Valdez are the Junior Court.

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