Portland, October 10th, 2014. Portland Rose Festival Super Heroes showed up in legions for the Petals, Pearls & Superheroes Dinner & Auction. With a record attendance for the annual event at Montgomery Park, the Foundation raised more than $116,000 to support events and programs for Portland’s Official Festival.

*Korrie & Alan Hoeckendorf, #153 *Lin Hledik & *Robert Cyrus surround incoming Royal Rosarian Prime Minister *Marilyn Schultz.

Korrie & Alan Hoeckendorf, holding bidder card #153, and Lin Hledik & Robert Cyrus are  surround incoming Royal Rosarian Prime Minister Marilyn Schultz.

Animator/Illustrator/Spider Man Comic book artist *Randy Emberlin (with Spider Man) generously donated original prints.

Animator/Illustrator/Spider Man Comic book artist Randy Emberlin (with Spider Man) generously donated original prints.

Oregon's First Citizen *Gerry Frank with Portland Rose Festival Vice-President *Brett Baker.

Oregon’s First Citizen Gerry Frank with Portland Rose Festival Vice-President Brett Baker.

Cancer Survivor *Monique Eska accepts donation check from Queen *Emma Waibel and Rose Festival Foundation President *Todd Johnston.

Cancer Survivor Monique Eska accepts donation check from Queen Emma Waibel and Rose Festival Foundation President Todd Johnston.

Queen Emma Waibel models pearl earrings for Festival super-volunteers *Carla & Gary Stenberg.

Queen Emma Waibel models pearl earrings for Festival super-volunteers Carla & Gary Stenberg.

The evening started off on a high note when the Rose Festival announced the results of the fundraising efforts for its first Official Charity the Knight Cancer Challenge, presenting a check for $120,000 to Marilyn Eska a cancer survivor representing the Knight Cancer Institute. The lively audience kept the energy going for the rest of the evening by rewarding the Festival’s charitable efforts in virtually matching the contribution with generous bidding and direct donations.

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