Well, Darlene of Darlene's Hodgepodge blog accurately picked the young woman named as the 2009 Rose Festival queen: Rachel Seeman. See my previous post with Darlene's comments for more information.
We had a great time in Portland today and really enjoyed the parade and the crowds. I'm going through photos/videos to see which ones I might share in another post.
The Oregonian newspaper has a charming video at its website taken just before the coronation as the court was getting ready, and then of the moment when the queen was announced. It's edited in a clever way and is a cute glimpse into this part of the Portland Rose Festival. I won't post it; that would be a bit much! But you can view it, if you desire, at this link.
[One more note: Rachel Seeman is a junior in high school, where most of the girls selected on the court are seniors.]
Photo: Bob Finch, The Oregonian