Applications for the 112th Rhododendron Court are now available through Siuslaw and Mapleton schools, the Florence Area Visitor Center office, and the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce website, florencechamber.com
The Junior Court is open to First, Second, Fourth and Fifth graders from Siulsaw region and open to Third graders from Mapleton region. The Senior Court is open to high school senior girls and boys who exhibit exceptional character and are Siuslaw and Mapleton region residents. Queen Rhododendra and her Junior and Senior Court as well as the King of the Coast and his Senior Court will reign over the 2019 Rhododendron Festival, act as the goodwill ambassadors for this event, and make many promotional appearances.
The Rhododendron Court will benefit from experiences with public speaking and media relations. Queen Rhododendra and the King of the Coast, along with their Senior Court will be awarded scholarships on the night of the coronation. Applications for the Rhododendron Court will be accepted until December 10, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. For more information about the court, participant obligations, or for an application, please call 541-997-3128.
The 112th Annual Rhododendron Festival is presented by the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce and will take place May 17-19, 2019. For information about the festival, parade participation, vendor registration, or volunteer opportunities, please visit florencechamber.com or call 541-997-3128.