Peach Queen contestants met for the first time this week in preparation for the Niagara County/Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Festival, to be held Sept. 5-7 at Academy Park in Lewiston. Contestants will attend events and complete community service projects in the next month leading up to the on-stage portion of the program.
Peach Queen Program Chairwoman Jennifer Pauly gathered the contestants outside of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce at Academy Park for this photo.
Pictured: first row, Jacey Diez, Emily Shoop, Marissa Buzzard, Katie Wagoner, Christine Oliveri and Hailey Russell. In second row, Abigal Nashwinter, Riley Osier, Sara Anne Humphrey, Jordan Barr and Mikayla Townsend. Not shown: Abigal Adkins, Shelby Ehrenreich, Alyssa Fitzgerald, Mariah Haviland, Sarah Privitera and Elizabeth Slaugenhoupt.