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Marysville Strawberry Festival Queen Karalyn Demarest is flanked by Prince Rigo Perez, left, and Princess Brianne King, right, at the April Friesner Memorial Scholarship Pageant on March 1 at Totem Middle School.
MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Strawberry Festival crowned its Senior and Junior Royalty Courts during its annual April Friesner Memorial Scholarship Pageant on Saturday, March 1, at its new venue in the Totem Middle School cafeteria. Marysville Parks and Recreation Director Jim Ballew served as the evening’s emcee, praising the commitment and hard work of not only all four Senior Royalty candidates, but also all six Junior Royalty candidates, even as he noted that their respective numbers would need to be narrowed down to three each. Josette Wicker, a junior at Marysville Getchell High School’s Bio-Med Academy, kicked off the Senior Royalty candidates’ succession of “favorite outfits” with a black
dress that represented her weight loss efforts over the course of the past two years. “I’d lost 60 pounds, but when I saw this dress, I didn’t know if it would fit,” Wicker said. “When I was able to zip it all the way up, my confidence grew tremendously.” Wicker credited her move to Marysville, from her former hometown of Vancouver, Wash., with bringing her closer to her family, and with connecting her to teachers who saw the potential leader inside the shy young woman she used to be. “My involvement in ASB has given me a stronger outlook on life,” Wicker said. Rigo Perez, a junior at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, admitted to crying when he started first grade in Marysville, having just moved from Everett at the time, but noted that a few of SEE ROYALTY, PAGE 2
Chandler updates Chamber on state legislative session Local business owners encouraged to share their stories with legislators BY KIRK BOXLEITNER email@example.com
TULALIP — Gary Chandler, vice president of government affairs for the Association of Washington Business, returned to the Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours on Friday, Feb. 28, to predict that the current state legislative session would
wrap up quickly due to a number of factors which caused him to express cautious optimism, even as he echoed incoming AWB President and CEO Kris Johnson’s call for local business owners to share their stories with legislators. “I can guarantee this session will conclude by March 13, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it wrapped up by March 11,” Chandler
said. “It’s an election year, so most of their focus is on making the other side look bad, and for the first time in six or seven years, the forecast is up, but not by a lot, which is actually a good thing, because it if was up by a lot, everyone would want to spend more money.” While Chandler deemed both the House and Senate budgets fairly bipartisan and relatively close to each other, he anticipated SEE CHAMBER, PAGE 20
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Gary Chandler, vice president of government affairs for the Association of Washington Business, spoke to the Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 28.
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