Portland, February 11th. 250 supporters joined in the fun at the Benson Hotel for a benefit celebrating 100 years of the Royal Rosarian organization. Sue and Dennis Bunday came in costume to support the Royal Rosarian Foundation. The Rosarians are the official greeters and goodwill Ambassadors for the City and the Portland Rose Festival. This was the 8th annual auction and organizers were hoping to hit the $100,000 fundraising mark.
Kathie Bagley, Council woman overseeing the Auction, Rob Hungerford, Royal Rosarian Prime Minister, Gordon Walker, President of the Royal Rosarian Foundation, and Barbara Brennan, Auction chair
Washington County Commissioner Bob Terry and Roserian Penny (Bakefelt) Terry
Bob Wolcott, Councillor, Royal Rosarian Public Relations and Communications Council Advisor with his wife Cindy Wolcott
Terri Bowles-Atherton was the Queen's Escort, Lamarra Haynes is the 2011 Rose Festival Queen. She's pictured with Roxanne Hungerford and Rob Hungerford, the Royal Rosarian Prime Minister
The event supported Portland Public School field trips and our ROSES (Rosarians Offering Support and Encouragement to Students.)
As Ambassadors of Goodwill and Official Greeters for the City of Portland, Royal Rosarians welcome visiting dignitaries from around the world and host hundreds of out-of-town visitors each year.
The Royal Rosarians is a volunteer organization dedicated to community service through the charitable arm of the Royal Rosarian Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. Other Centennial activities will include a high tea and fashion show on Sunday, March 18, 2012.