Applications Ready For Valley Of Flowers Queen Candidates

2013 Parade Theme is Children’s Literature

Applications for the 2013 Valley of Flowers queen candidates available online at or from the Valley of Flowers Office, 601 rue St. Charles, Florissant, MO 63031, telephone (314) 837-0033.

All candidates must be 16 years of age by April 30, 2013, a junior in high school and a resident of the City of Florissant.  Each candidate needs a sponsor.  Sponsors need not be a Florissant business.

The number of candidates is limited to the first 25 candidates and will be selected in the order in which the Valley of Flowers office receives the completed application.  Rules and regulations for queen candidates are included with the applications.  Completed forms will be accepted beginning on Dec. 1, 2012 until Feb. 8, 2013.

The Valley of Flowers Committee has chosen “Valley of Flowers Celebrates Children’s Literature” for the 2013 Festival.  All candidates will be asked to decorate their entries using any form of children’s literature from “Dr. Seuss,” “Harry Potter,” “Moby Dick,” “Pinocchio,” “Peter Pan,” “Mother Goose” or any other beloved story.   Judging of the candidates will take place at the James J. Eagan Center on Sunday, April 7.

A dinner will follow to recognize the candidates, sponsors, and families.  Candidates are judged on poise and personality.  The Queen, first runner-up and three special maids will be announced at the conclusion of the parade on Sunday, May 5. A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to the queen and many gifts and prizes will be given to the all the young ladies on the court at the conclusion of their reign.  The queen and court will represent the Valley of Flowers Committee and the City of Florissant at numerous events throughout their reign and will be expected to be available for these events.

Call the Valley of Flowers office at (314) 837-0033 for your application or e-mail the committee at and an application will be sent.  Applications are also online at


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