Sunshine and Roses

The Fort Vancouver Rose Society will hold its 63rd Annual Rose Show, "Sunshine & Roses," Saturday, June 4, 2016.

This event, free and open to the public, is the largest rose show in the state of Washington and the second largest in the country. Exhibits of the most beautiful roses grown in the Northwest--hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras, old garden roses, miniatures and mini-floras--will be on display along with arrangements of large roses and miniatures.

Highlights include guided tours of the rose varieties from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., a rose care workshop at 2 p.m., and trophies and Queen of Show will be awarded at 3 p.m. This year's show will also feature exhibits by members of the Pacific Northwest District of the American Rose Society.

Doors open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with entries from all rose growers (newcomers welcomed!) accepted from 7:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

The show will be held in the Multipurpose Room (off the sanctuary) at the Vancouver Church (First Church of God), 3300 NE 78th Street in Vancouver, Washington 98665.

Contact Margaret Snitzler, 360-695-0456; or Louis Rossetto, 360-573-8033; web: