Lauren French Sanford was announced Saturday as the 71st Rose Festival Queen.
Sanford is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C. Fagg Sanford. She will serve as an ambassador for the Texas Rose Festival and the Rose Industry for the year.
Sanford is a graduate of All Saints Episcopal School and attends Texas A&M.
This year's Duchess was also named. Allison Denise Hand is part of this year's royal court. Hand is a graduate of Van High School and attends The University of Texas at Tyler.
The 2004 Tyler Rose Festival theme will be "Treasures".