Apply now for 111th annual Rhody Senior Court

Wednesday, Nov. 29 — Applications for the 111th Senior Rhododendron Court are now available through Siuslaw and Mapleton schools, the Florence Visitor Center and the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce website,

The Senior Court is open to high school senior girls and boys who exhibit exceptional character and are Siuslaw region residents. Queen Rhododendra and her Junior and Senior Princess Courts as well as the King of the Coast and his Senior Prince Court will reign over the 2018 Rhododendron Festival, act as the goodwill ambassadors for this event and make many promotional appearances between the start of the year and the annual Rhody Festival in May.

The Rhododendron Court will benefit from experiences with public speaking and media relations. Queen Rhododendra and the King of the Coast, along with their Senior Court, will be awarded scholarships on the night of the coronation.

Applications for the Rhododendron Senior Court will be accepted until Monday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m. For more information about the court, participant obligations or the application, call 541-997-3128.

The 111th annual Rhododendron Festival is presented by the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce and will take place May 18 to 20, 2018.

For information about the festival, parade participation, vendor registration or volunteer opportunities, visit or call 541-997-3128.