By: Bailey Myers
March 8th, 2014
Tallahassee FL- They donned their most sparkly dresses and took to the stage as this years Rose Queen Pageant Contestants *auditioned* to be this years Thomasville Rose Queen.
This year 17 high school juniors took part in the competition for Thomasville's highly prized "Rose Queen" Title. We were told the young woman who wins will be the one who "reigns" Over the 93rd annual rose show festival.
Thomasville Director of Tourism, Karen Smith said, "I remember when I was a little girl I couldn't wait to be in this pageant. We are hoping for the same thing-- that this becomes a tradition carried over year after year."
The winner was Shivani Patel.This years Rose Show and Festival will be from April 24th through the 26th. We were also told by event coordinators that the girls who placed this evening received college scholarships up to one thousand dollars.