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She Was Junior Queen in 1982 and Princess from Parkrose in 1991

My Rose Festival memories and participation began back in 1982, when I was chosen as Junior Princess and then became the Junior Queen.

Because of the positive experience I had making so many new acquaintances and seeing more of Portland, I later wanted to try out for the Senior Court.

In 1991, I was chosen as Princess for Parkrose High School. It was an honor to represent my student body -- and I loved the experience with my fellow courtmates, chaperone Norma Manning and all Rose Festival directors that assisted.

My fondest memories are of visiting nursing and care centers, and especially the children at Doernbecher. This is something I continue to do.

~Beckie (Child) Ballard, 1991