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The Portland Rose Festival announced today the 2024 CareOregon Starlight Parade Grand Marshal is Jenny Nguyen, founder and CEO of The Sports Bra.
By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 17 May 2024

“When we talked with the community about a Starlight Grand Marshal, the feedback was clear this year,” said Nick Brodnicki, COO. “We wanted to celebrate women’s sports or small business. Jenny represents both of these ideas and so much we love about the CareOregon Starlight Parade and Portland; opportunity creation, representation and great food and drink.”

Nguyen said, “I have very distinct memories of both the Grand Floral Parade and the Starlight Parade from when I was just a tiny little kid. I remember waving to everyone at the Grand Floral Parade and then chasing intricate floats for candy or stickers or to pop bubbles. As I got older, I went to the Starlight Parade and sat on the sidewalk and watched glow sticks and colorful lights accompany the raucous energy. The Rose Festival has been one of my core Portland memories. I cannot believe that I would ever have the opportunity to actually be a celebrated figure at the center of it.”

The Starlight Parade takes place Saturday, June 1, at 8 p.m.

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