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Thursday, July 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Armed Forces Torchlight Parade happening Saturday in downtown Spokane

The 81st annual Armed Forces Torchlight Parade will close out the Spokane Lilac Festival with a celebration of military veterans and active service members.


17 candidates vie for Spokane Lilac Festival queen and her court

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Spokane Lilac Festival, and 17 young women are vying for a chance to represent Spokane in the annual Royalty Scholarship program.


Freeman High senior crowned Lilac Festival queen

Megan Paternoster listened to 13 poignant, funny, inspiring speeches before she rose Sunday to deliver the final one from the Spokane Lilac Festival royalty candidates. The “Fab 14” representing Spokane-area …


Kaylee Pearson crowned Lilac Queen

After a weekend of interviews, speeches and a whirlwind of activities, Kaylee Pearson of Ferris High School was chosen as the 2014 Lilac Queen. “The weekend was amazing,” she said. …


2014 Lilac Court prepares for coronation

Sunday the Spokane Lilac Festival will pick its queen and six princesses to represent the Spokane area not only during the festival, but around the Northwest. Jenifer Eberle, vice president …


Book Notes: Lilac Festival book hits Barnes & Noble

The Spokane Lilac Festival will be at a book fair next Sunday at the Valley Barnes & Noble promoting “Pride, Parades and Princesses,” a photographic history of the Lilac Festival. …


Community service vital for Lilac Queen Rountree

Brett Rountree cried as she felt the weight of the Lilac queen’s crown. The Central Valley High School senior said she was surprised to win the coronation Sunday.


Central Valley senior named Lilac Queen

Amy Parrish knows a Lilac Queen when she sees one. Parrish, the 1985 Spokane Lilac Festival Queen, encouraged Central Valley High School senior Brett Rountree to try out for the …


Dad taught Lilac Queen ‘dreams can make a difference’

Central Valley High School’s Sydnee Scofield was crowned 2012 Lilac Queen during a ceremony Sunday at the Spokane Masonic Center. Scofield was selected from a group of 14 high school …


Royal Court: Jasmin Hallam

Rogers High School Favorite quote: “Don’t follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Author unknown


Royal Court: Alyssa Mayfield

Medical Lake High School Favorite quote: “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” Marilyn Monroe


Royal Court: Briony Denker

Gonzaga Prep Favorite quote: “Always remember: Others may hate you, but those who hate you won’t win unless you hate them. Then you destroy yourself.” Richard M. Nixon


Royal Court: Bethany Anne Hand

Mt. Spokane High School Favorite quote: “Confidence is beauty.” Author unknown


Royal Court: Madelaine Reid

Lewis and Clark High School Favorite quote: “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be …


Royal Court: Hailey Ann Murray

West Valley High School Favorite quote: “Success is the quality of your journey.” Jennifer James


Lilac candidates juggle tight schedule

If being a member of the Lilac Royal Court is a big commitment with appearances, being a contestant for the court can be just as time-consuming. The Fab 14 – …


Royal Court: Katie Sweeney

Mead High School Favorite quote: “Only a life lived for others is worth living.” Albert Einstein


Royal Court: Linnea Kessler

Cheney High School Favorite quote: “Why go through life unnoticed?” from the movie, “Aquamarine”


Royal Court: Hannah Allen

University High School Favorite quote: “God always has something for you, a key to every problem, a light for every sorrow, and a plan for every tomorrow.” Author unknown


Royal Court: Alexis Schwartz

Ferris High School Favorite quote: “Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you are riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief …


Royal Court: Madison McHenry-Kroetch

North Central High School Favorite quote: “Deciding everything is falling into place perfectly. As long as you don’t get too picky about what you mean by place. Or perfectly.” Brian …


Royal Court: Sarah Letsch

Shadle Park High School Favorite quote: “If you take a risk and it pays off, you’ll be happier. If you take a risk and it doesn’t work out, you’ll be …


Royal Court: Julia Vogelsang

NorthWest Christian School Favorite quote: “We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy …


Royal Court: Sydnee Scofield

Central Valley High School Favorite quote: “The best things in life are not things.” Anonymous


Lilac court finalists vie for scholarships

The Spokane Lilac Festival has announced its Fabulous 14 selected to compete to become part of the 2012 Spokane Lilac Festival Royal Court. The girls were selected from 30 high …


Fourteen Lilac Court candidates named

The Spokane Lilac Festival has named the Fabulous 14 candidates for its 2012 Dream & Reach For the Stars Royal Court. The Fab 14 are Jasmin Hallam, Rogers High School; …


New president elected for Lilac Festival

Next year’s Spokane Lilac Festival has a new president and a new theme.


Face Time: Lilac Queen reflects on responsibilities, opportunities

MacKenzie Johnson, a senior at Mead High School, is this year’s Spokane Lilac Festival Association Lilac Queen. In an interview last week, Johnson, 18, looked forward to the busy weeks …


Mead High teen crowned 2011 Lilac Festival queen

For the first time in 42 years, the Spokane Lilac Festival Association’s Queen hails from Mead High School. MacKenzie Johnson, 17, a senior at Mead, won the crown after a …


Lilac Court throne awaits for seven of ‘Fab 14’

Since 1938, accomplished young women from throughout Spokane County have been selected to serve as princesses or queen of the Spokane Lilac Festival. This year, 14 high school girls have …