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Huntington Beach Queen Rose Garden Ceremony  HB Calif.


Huntington Beach City Hall Rose Garden Dedication with Queen Cayce Crowder

Story & photos by Chris MacDonald

Huntington Beach, Calif..―Miss Huntington Beach 2008, Cayce Crowder, and her court were honored at Huntington Beach City Hall Memorial Rose Garden with a planting of special rose. Attending the ceremony were Mayor Debbie Cook, Mayor Pro Tem Keith Bohr and Council Members Joe Carchio and Gil Coerper. The Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce Women of Action, a volunteer group that hosts the Miss Huntington Beach Beauty Pageant annually, organized the rose garden event.

Attending from the Women of Action were Jackie Judd, Carole Ann Wall, Elaine A. Craft, Jean Marsh and June Dugmore. Chamber  Ambassadors also attended the event, which was filmed for the city's Surf City Highlights program broadcast on television and Internet.

The 30 minute ceremony included garden plaque with the 2008 queen's name, added to all the former Huntington Beach queens. Speeches and presentations included inspirational messages and thanks to volunteers in recognition of their service.

Afterward a luncheon was held inside the City Hall facilities and Queen Cayce Crowder presented single stem roses to city and chamber officials and Women of Action members.

This annual event is held every spring to honor the young women who win the title of Miss Huntington Beach at a competition in February or March. Throughout the queen and her court appear at events throughout the city such as the 4th of July Parade and other community special events. The rose garden and plaque are located on the lawns between Council Chambers and the Huntington Beach Police Station adjacent to Park Street. Open to the public, you can view the garden flowers and plaques throughout the year.