MOUNT VERNON — Two child ambassadors will be chosen to represent the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival at the KeyBank 2016 Tulip Ambassador Event February 9 at Cascade Mall. Any fourth or fifth grade student in Skagit County is eligible to apply; one boy and one girl will be chosen to take part in parades, meet Governor Inslee, and further represent the Festival throughout the area.
“We have had Ambassadors from many schools, plus home-schooled students,” said Cindy Verge, Executive Director of the Festival. “Ambassadors and parents agree that it’s a great experience and I hope we have lots of fourth and fifth graders apply.”
Information is being distributed to Skagit County schools and classroom visits will take place in January. The competition will take place at Cascade Mall in Burlington at 5:00 pm February 9, with applications due by 4:00 pm February 5. Further information can be had by contacting Cindy Verge at 360.428.5959, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tulipfestival.org, or by visiting the Festival office at 311 W. Kincaid in downtown Mount Vernon.