Rose buds and this year's Laois Rose hopefuls will take part in the official launch of the Laois Rose selection this weekend.
The search is on to find the woman who will represent the county in the international festival in August and represent the county for an entire year.
The official launch will be an informative evening with the organisers of the Laois Rose Centre Lyn Moloney and Steve Cronly.
This year a number of Rose buds will participate in the launch and selection night to encourage involvement in the Rose of Tralee from a young age and to give young girls the first glimpse at the Rose of Tralee festival.
All women who are interested in taking part in the Laois Rose selection for 2018 are encouraged to go along to the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise on February 24 to join in the fun of the information evening.
Organiser Lyn Moloney will be on hand during the information evening.
“We invite any women contemplating the Laois Rose selection who want to find out more to come along to the information evening,” she said.
Tea, sandwiches and cakes will be served and the organisers will be on hand to answer any questions.
All of the local women who have already entered to be the Laois Rose 2018 and those who are still thinking about entering are welcome to attend the official launch event which will take place around 6pm.
A number of Laois ladies have already signed up to take part in this year's selection night in the hope of being crowned Laois Rose of Tralee 2018.
For anyone who has not yet signed up but is thinking of doing so, there is still plenty of time to enter.
If you or somebody you know would like to take part in the Laois Rose selection night for 2018 you can get in touch with organisers at the launch event in The Midlands Park Hotel on February 24.
For further details please contact the Laois Rose Team of Lyn Moloney on 083 4631611 or Steve Cronly on 086 2505791. They are look forward to hearing from you all.
You can also get in touch via the Laois Rose Centre facebook page or enter directly on the Rose of Tralee website.