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She Met Her Future Husband While Serving as a Navy Hostess in 1988

The Rose Festival has always been an important part of our family. My Mother took part in the Grand Floral Parade as a baton twirler for Newberg high school in the 1950's, and we always attended events during the festival.

In 1988, I was a Rose Festival Hostess and attended various Navy dances. There I met Arthur Lamarche, a Petty Office on the USS Chandler, during the Blue Jacket Ball. It changed my whole life! I moved to San Diego and we got married. For the next 15 years we traveled around the country as he completed his Navy career.

We moved back to Oregon in July of 2003, and now take our daughter to Rose Festival events every year.

The Rose Festival will always be part of our family. We have great memories!

~LeAnn Lamarche

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