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Texas Rose Festival opens Thursday morning

By Lauren Callahan

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The 78th annual Texas Rose Festival opened this morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Tyler rose Garden Center.

It took this year's rose queen, Morgan Elizabeth Rippy, a few tries to get the ribbon cut, but she was able to officially open the festival.

Rippy and this year's duchess Winn Anderson were introduced with their attendants during the ceremony.

Nine-year old attendant Olivia Young says she's excited about serving on the court. "I'm probably looking forward to the coronation but I'm scared I'm gong to put my arms down," she said.

For a full list of the weekend's activities, visit the Texas Rose Festival website.

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