SEQUIM — Miss Washington U.S.A. was French-kissed Saturday night.
Realtor Carroll French won the bidding war for the right to receive a kiss from Bre Sakas during the traditional Irrigation Festival Kickoff Dinner and Auction in Sequim.
French also claimed three of the first four pins commemorating the 106th Irrigation Festival.
He presented the first to newly crowned 2001 Irrigation Festival Queen Joelle Price and the other two to Princesses Brittney Ohmert and Gioia Roldan-Shaw.
Ray Apple, father of Princess Alicia Apple, had the high bid for the other pin and presented it to his daughter.
More than 175 people were served the catered meal but several others shared in the traditional kickoff event for the annual celebration, which runs from May 4 to 13 in Sequim.This full report appears in today’s editions of the Peninsula Daily News. To get your copy via U.S. mail, click on “Subscribe” at left.