82nd Annual Tulip Festival Opens


The 82nd annual Orange City Tulip Festival begins today.  Today, the Straatfeest begins at 1 pm, followed by the first parade of the event. KLEM will be broadcasting the parade this afternoon.
This year’s Tulip Festival Queen is Amanda Hulstein, a senior at MOC/FV High School.

She says the excitement of being named Tulip Queen has been building since she was crowned last November
What will it be like to ride the queen’s float Thursday afternoon?
Each of the court members were tasked to learned something new about the Tulip Festival
Queen Amanda describes her costume for this festival
Hulstein graduates from high school soon, and is getting ready for more education.
Hulstein offers advice for people attending the Tulip Festival

The other court members are Amanda King, Katelyn Huizenga, Kinzie Van Kekerix, and Neveah Sampson.  This year’s Tulip Festival Night Show is “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”