50TH ANNUAL CARNATION FESTIVAL | WHEAT RIDGE, COLORADO | Family Fun SINCE 1969

By Cyndy Beal

Have you heard there are real royals living and working in Wheat Ridge?

Every year the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival chooses a royal court, which honors those in the community who have made a positive contribution through their active participation or service in the city. Nominees for the court are made by the community. The three members chosen for the court may be individuals or an organization that embody the best of the community and have earned recognition and the royal treatment.

Courtly duties include such responsibilities as public appearances (riding in the parade on Saturday morning and festival award presentations Saturday evening) and moving about the festival looking royal while wearing a sash.

The 2018 winners are as follows:

Grand Marshal – SCL Lutheran Medical Center/Lutheran Medical Center Foundation

Countess – Amanda Weaver

Count – Griff Wirth