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WA Lege: Yay for the Lilac Festival

OLYMPIA -- Spokane Lilac Queen Brett Rountree addresses the state Senate after it approved a resolution marking the 75th anniversary of the festival. (Jim Camden)
OLYMPIA -- Spokane Lilac Queen Brett Rountree addresses the state Senate after it approved a resolution marking the 75th anniversary of the festival. (Jim Camden)

Lilac Queen Brett Rountree addresses the state Senate.

OLYMPIA -- The Senate and House took a not too controversial stance this morning, passing resolutions in support of the Spokane Lilac Festival and it's 75-year anniversary.

With Lilac Queen Brett Rountree of Central Valley High School on the rostrum and the rest of the court in the gallery,  the Senate approved Resolution 8646, which recounts some of the history of the festival and explains some of the projects the groups behind it support.

"In general, it's a celebration of awesomeness," Sen. Mike Baumgartner, R-Spokane and the resolution's prime sponsor, said.

Added Sen. Andy Billig, D-Spokane: "It's one of those things that make Spokane better every year."

A few minutes later, the House also voiced support for the festival. 




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Jim Camden
Jim Camden is the Olympia bureau chief, covering the Legislature and state government. He also is a political columnist and blogger for Spin Control.

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