The 2011 Cherry Blossom Royal Court is getting ready to say goodbye to royalty, but they're making sure they're legacy is planted firmly here in Middle Georgia.
Today, the queen and her court planted a Yoshino cherry tree at Wesleyan College. The new tradition, called Royalty Row, was initiated by the court as a way to bid farewell.
"The 2011 royalty court provides a great way to memorialize but more importantly provide a living legacy of the outstanding effort and work they've done on behalf of representing the cherry blossom festival," says Steve Farr, Festival Chair.
2012 will mark the 30th Cherry Blossom Festival, and the new court will be determined tomorrow.