Bethel and Franklin Pierce School Districts, raise money and build a daffodil float with volunteers. Without a float, their bands, drill teams, ROTC and Princess cannot be part of the festival. If you would like to help assure your schools of being part of the program or help build the float here are things you can do. This year’s Festival theme is “Daffodil Paradise.”
On Friday, March 3, 2017 at Franklin Pierce Stadium, ladies from Franklin Pierce High School and Washington High School will face off in a friendly game of football. Called the “Princess Bowl,” this annual competition uses the friendly rivalry between the two schools to raise money for the Franklin Pierce community daffodil float that will be entered into the Daffodil Parade. The winning team will take a much-coveted trophy back to their school to be proudly displayed until next year’s Princess Bowl!
Tickets: $5.00 Per Person
Gates Open: 6:00 p.m. Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
Help is needed in various capacities and there is a meeting planned for Saturday (March 4) to discuss the plan of attack leading up to the parade. Dani Cash and Maiya Heath, who have been involved and spear-headed the float project for the past number of years, will be meeting at the Starbucks on Canyon Rd and 112th around 10:00 a.m. to get things rolling.
If you or someone you know is interested please feel free to attend. If you want to be kept apprised of future meetings and work parties, send an email to Justin Luckman, SPYA Recreation Manager, FP Daffodil Float Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Bethel District, Dodi Raden, although retired, is still tireless working on her favorite project, the Bethel Community Daffodil Association. You can contact Jay Brower, the Bethel Community Connections Director, at 253-683-6052, email@example.com for more information. If you are a business, your logo can be displayed on the float in gratitude for your contribution.
A daffodil float can cost upward of $3000 for materials, but the volunteers and the local communities support is the best part of the fun.