Tyler (KYTX) -- A ceremony to encourage people to visit and see the new blooms at the Tyler Rose Garden took place in Tyler today with the royal court present.
"Our Rose garden should be second to none," Darryl Bowdre, Tyler City Councilman, said.
Bowdre made the proclamation at the service, declaring April 27th as Rose Sunday. This year's Rose Festival Duchess Kathleen Bertram is the 9th in her family to be apart of the court.
Rose Sunday then included Queen Kathryn Peltier, who thanked the people who keep the Tyler Rose Garden in top shape.
Peltier, a freshman at UT Austin, says she's looked up to girls in this role before.
The Rose Festival runs October 16th through the 19th.