Territory's princess hails from Golden Beach

Garrison to make debut at National Cherry Blossom Festival next week
Dolly Virginia Garrison, 19, performs the “Taualuga,” a traditional Samoan dance, during her coronation ceremony March 10 at the Fort Meyer Community Center in Virginia. [Submitted photo ]

Each year, the National Conference of State Societies sponsors a series of events during the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., highlighting education and cultural exchange programs for cherry blossom princesses selected by state/territorial societies and embassies to represent them.

This year’s American Samoa Cherry Blossom Princess hails from Golden Beach.

Dolly Virginia Garrison, 19, was selected by the American Samoa Society of Washington, D.C. She was crowned March 10 at the Fort Meyer Community Center in Virginia.

“It was a complete honor to receive this title,” said Garrison, who is a one-quarter American Samoan.


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