Annandale's own Jacqueline Regan, who was chosen as the 2013 Virginia Cherry Blossom Princess by the Society of Virginia, will help kick off the 2013 Cherry Blossom Festival this weekend.
Regan will participate in the traditional Lantern Lighting Ceremony at the Tidal Basin on Sunday, April 7, at 2:30 p.m. in Washington, DC, according to Mason District Supervisor Penelope Gross' column for Falls Church News Press.
Regan was crowned by Gross as the Virginia Cherry Blossom Princess in March at a luncheon at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington.
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According to the Society of Virginia’s website, Regan is the daughter of Annandale residents John and Judy Regan and granddaughter of Phyllis Regan.
Jacqueline is a 2011 graduate of W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax. She is currently a sophomore at the University of Michigan, majoring in Neuroscience. She also performs on the college's synchronized skating team.
As part of her duties, Regan will represent the Commonwealth during the festival. The Cherry Blossom Queen will be selected by a spin of the wheel at the Cherry Blossom Grand Ball on April 12, Gross' column states.
Planning to attend the Cherry Blossom Festival? Check out our guide for peak information and other helpful festival information.
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