10 Feb Ohio Rose Selection Night
On Saturday, February 8th, Market Square in Crocker Park hosted the Ohio Rose Selection Night presented by the Ohio Rose Center.
The 2020 Ohio Rose Applicants took the stage to answer questions, perform special talents and charm the judges all with the hopes of becoming the 2020 Ohio Rose.
The evening was complete with impressive light displays by NPiAV and an amazing menu from Driftwood Catering. The event also boasted a bagpipe performance, live music and an appearance by the United States Marines.
Congratulations to Christine Smyth, the 2020 Ohio Rose, who will travel to Ireland in August for the 2020 International Rose of Tralee Festival. Christine aspires to be an Irish dance teacher, wife, and mother someday. Christine is currently working towards opening The Smyth School of Irish Dance named in honor of her deceased father.
The event was truly amazing, and Market Square was so honored to host it for another year. We are already looking forward to the 2021 Ohio Rose selection night.
Westlake World Partners is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 with the mission of promoting international cultural and educational exchange in support of the City of Westlake’s Sister City program and proudly hosts the Ohio Rose Centre in affiliation with The Rose of Tralee International Festival
The Ohio Rose Selection Celebration is a continuing part of the mission to connect the global community. The City of Westlake has sister city alliances with the Town of Tralee (County Kerry) Ireland and the Town of Kingsville (Essex County/Ontario) Canada.