Portland, October 9th, 2015. Montgomery Park was packed with 300 supporters of the Rose Festival Foundation. A James Bond theme song was performed by vocalists from the Metropolitan Community Theater: Kelly Jung (who’s just 14 years old) and Karen Johnson. Co-Chairs Contesa Diaz-Nicolaidis and Peter Mack pulled out all the stops with their theme: “007 – A License to Spend.” The Gala raised $104,000 to support operational costs of the Portland Rose Festival.  (photo credit, Brian Ross)

City Commissioner Nick Fish greeting Jerry Frank – Photo by Brian Ross

City Commissioner Nick Fish greeting Gerry Frank – Photo by Brian Ross

Sherwood mayor - Mayor Krisanna Clark poses with PeeDee the PDX Carpet - Photo by V1Creative

Sherwood mayor Krisanna Clark poses with PeeDee the PDX Carpet.  Photo by V1Creative

PDX carpet was the Grand Marshal of the 2015 Starlight Parade.

Rose Festival President Frank Chinn and wife Becky Chinn with PeeDee the PDX Carpet - Photo by V1Creative

Rose Festival President Frank Chinn and wife Becky Chinn with PeeDee the PDX Carpet – Photo by V1Creative

From the The Rose Festival Foundation:

The Rose Festival Foundation is a non-profit that serves the community by providing families with events and programs that promote the arts, education and volunteerism. We value environmental responsibility, cultural diversity, patriotism and our floral heritage.

 

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