2009 Azalea Queen is army captain from Czech Republic
Growing up every year as children my parents took my sisters and myself to the Azalea Festival. It was beautiful each year that I could remember. The dresses were long and beautiful.. I remember one year the gowns looked like Southern Bells dresses. I know there had to be every color dress you could think of there. The young women were all beautiful and from all over the world. If you ever get the chance to come to Hampton Roads, ie.,Norfolk ,VA (Azalea Gardens, Old name ) Botanical Gardens, please check it out. As you leave the Norfolk airport you go right through it. Take the time to take a tour.
The 2009 International Azalea Festival has announced that Capt. Magdalena Dvorakova of the Czech Republic will serve as Queen Azalea.
Dvorakova, an army captain, was in Norfolk today to tour St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children on Kempsville Circle.
Dvorakova was to read to some of the children during her tour, which began at 10 a.m., a news release from St. Mary’s said.
Dvorakova works in the Military Office of Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, the release said. She is the second military service member on active duty to serve as queen of the annual festival, which begins in April.
St. Mary’s provides long-term care to children and young adults with severe disabilities.