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Camellia Festival Kick-Off Breakfast

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Temple City, CA – On Saturday, November 3rd, the Annual Kick-off Breakfast was held in the Community Room at City Hall.  The Camellia Festival of Temple City will be led this year by General Chairperson Kim Sickles who announced “Once in a Lifetime”, as the theme for the 69th  Annual Camellia Festival. The theme was selected from over 170 entries. This year’s theme winner is Eileen Duong a student at Longden Elementary School.   Eileen received a $100 cash prize for her winning entry.  She will also be riding in the Camellia Festival Parade on Saturday, February 23, 2013.

Youth groups from Temple City and the surrounding areas will design, build, and decorate floats based on the theme. The camellia decorated floats will be pushed in the parade for parade viewers to enjoy.  All local youth organizations are encouraged to pick up an application and enter a float or walking unit in this year’s parade.

Workshops will be available to assist organizations in designing and building their floats. They will be held on Tuesday, January 8th and 15th in the Community Room at City Hall. Each organization that builds and decorates a float will be reimbursed $100, with cash awards and trophies presented to the winning floats.

A Camellia Festival Royal Court of first graders will reign over the weekend’s festivities. The Royal Court is selected at the Play Day which will be held on January 12th    at Live Oak Park Community Center. Applications for the Royal Court will be sent out through the schools and are also be available at the Camellia Festival office located at City Hall, 9701 Tunas Drive. All royal court applications must be returned to the Camellia Festival office by December 28th. All first graders living in Temple City or within the Temple City Unified School District are encouraged to submit an application and participate in the Play Day.

Applications are also available on the city’s web site

For further information regarding the Camellia Festival or to request an application please call the Camellia Festival office at 626-285-2171 Ext. 2350

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
Camellia Festival Kick-Off Breakfast