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This year’s Loggers Playday court is, from left, Kayla Boone, Phelisia Spang, Tiffani Dhooghe and Ashley Bishop.
By David Haerle
The Daily World
After riding The Loggers Playday float in community parades throughout Western Washington this summer, Playday Queen Tiffani Dhooghe is looking forward to finally riding on a float in her hometown celebration.
“We’ve probably been in about a dozen parades already,” Dhooghe said of herself and the three other Playday princesses — Ashley Bishop, Kayla Boone and Phelisia Spang. All four are 17 years old and students at Hoquiam High School.
Dhooghe, who earned the queen’s crown by raising the most donations toward funding Loggers Playday — $515 – is a senior who plays varsity volleyball, basketball and runs track for the Grizzlies.
She plans on going to college after graduating and hopes to become a dental hygienist.
As for Saturday’s activities, Dhooghe says she’s excited.
“I’m looking forward to finally being in our own parade and the log rolling at the night show,” she said.
As for the friendly log rolling competition among members of the Playday Court, Dhooghe hopes her varsity athletics prowess helps her out.
“It will be my first time log rolling,” she said. “I’m just hoping I don’t break an ankle or something.”