The coronation event of the Rose Queen at the historic Pasadena Playhouse began with the Pasadena Tournament of Roses (PTOR) President Laura Farber giving a hug to Lynette Romero, MC & KTLA anchor/reporter.
It culminated with Farber announcing & crowning the 102nd Rose Queen from the Royal Court:
Rose Queen Kennedy will attend & preside over the 131st Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade down Colorado Boulevard & the 106th Rose Bowl game on January 1st, 2020!
Yes, there have been more Rose Parades & Rose Bowl games than Rose Queens. The young princesses impressed and sounded very well-spoken, at least as polished as any other Royal Court I’ve heard!
Queen Kennedy, a senior from La Salle College Prep in Pasadena, was one of my 2 guesses as to which Rose Princess would be chosen Queen. In a rare year, I guessed correctly!
And President Laura Farber continued to impress & shine as the new leader of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. From what I’ve witnessed, I really believe the PTOR would benefit greatly from her leadership & energy, doing something she appears to really thrive in, if she were given an opportunity to take on a full-time leadership position at Tournament House. But, what do I know.
Although these coronation events always seem to have some empty seat s, this year it appeared to be the best attended of the several coronations I’ve reported & attended. Any readers attend the coronation this year? And they always present an opportunity to renew acquaintances with “white-suiters” and others in the community. So, for instance, I I shared good times with a couple of friends from Pasadena City Hall. But this year I arrived rather “late to the game” so your reporter didn’t do much socializing.
Expanded coverage & photos later.
The official news from The Tournament is HERE.