Letters to the Editor

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Tag: daffodil festival

Feb.
13th

FESTIVAL: Adult error created Daffodil snafu

A News Tribune article (2-7) told readers of an “error in judging” that led to two students being crowned as daffodil princesses at Emerald Ridge High School. Puyallup School District officials attribute “an adult mistake” as the reason for this.

Unfortunately, for my daughter, this was not the case 11 years ago when an “adult mistake” at Lincoln High School in Tacoma cost her the princess crown. Before she decided to run, my daughter went to a school representative of the parade and was told that her GPA of 3.1 was adequate. But after she had been crowned, after

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April
20th

DAFFODIL FESTIVAL: Go online and help pick marine parade trophy winner

I’m writing to thank The News Tribune for recently publishing a couple of historical Tacoma Yacht Club (TYC) photos in your “Looking Back” feature. As a TYC member, I loved seeing these shots and reading about each photo.

The publication timing was perfect as our club has done some “looking back” at our history recently as part of our preparations for the 60th anniversary of our Daffodil Marine Parade coming up on Sunday. This year we are trying something new.

Our Facebook site will be used to help determine the People’s Choice Trophy, which is awarded to the parade boat

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Oct.
14th

TACOMA: City already has a signature event

I just finished reading an article in the Wenatchee World regarding the City of Tacoma’s Economic Development Department and how, in its desire to “kick-start a stagnant economy,” it might consider starting a festival that “should be home grown and able to attract out-of-town tourists”

Really? Do you not already have a major festival, one that will celebrate 79 years in 2012? You know, the one that has a big grand parade every year on the second Saturday in April? The one with all kinds of major events connected to it, including a royal court and a terrific float

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