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Do you know a community member who has made a positive contribution through notable participation or service in Wheat Ridge? If so, consider nominating them for this year’s Count, Countess or Grand Marshal of the 49th Annual Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival, Aug. 10 through 12.

Deadline for nominations is July 6.

All nominees must be available for public appearances during the festival. That includes leading and participating in the parade on 38th Avenue and judging entries Saturday morning, and announcing awards on the main stage that evening. They’ll also need to be available for the Mayor's Reception to kick-off the festival on Friday evening.

To nominate festival royalty, visit