My Favorite Regatta Princess
Ever since I was a little girl I’ve enjoyed the Astoria Regatta. The parade was a major event for a kid growing up around here. The town was always filled with Sailors and the Columbia River dotted with sailboats. As a teenager I participated in the parade on the Warrenton High School dance team. As an adult I played in the Regatta softball tournaments and went to the Pirates Den. Now I’m taking my own child to the parade and the tradition lives on.
This year is a special year to my family and our office. A beautiful young woman who works in our Astoria branch and whom I’m proud to call a friend is on the Regatta Court. I’ve had the pleasure of watching Princess Jessica Helligso grow from a cute little girl into an intelligent talented young woman. It’s been fun at work listening to her tales of Regatta travels, parades and speeches. She’s matured this summer and has gained a degree of poise that has made us all take notice.
Wednesday night kicked off the 117th Astoria Regatta and the theme is “Happy 200th Birthday Astoria.” Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. is the coronation. I’ll be watching Jessica, hoping she’s crowned queen, but knowing she’s royalty in our book no matter what the outcome! Good Luck Princess Jessica! - Jen Hillard, Broker
Here’s a schedule of Regatta Events going on through this weekend.
Contact Jen at 503.791.3078 | Email Jen
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