The 60th annual Niagara County Peach Festival took place this past weekend at Academy Park. Sponsored by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, the four-day event is a major fundraiser used to raise monies for local educational and community endeavors.
On Sunday night, Jamie Hagerty was crowned the 2017-18 Peach Queen. Before presenting her replacement with the crown, outgoing Peach Queen Angelica Beiter announced she raised more than $20,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Learn more about her endeavor HERE
Peach Queen contest coordinator Jennifer Pauly posted on Facebook, "Congratulations to Jamie Erin Hagerty the new 2017-18 Niagara County Peach Festival Peach Queen! Jamie receives a $4,000 scholarship from the Lewiston Kiwanis Club and will spend a year volunteering in the community!"
Once again, Amusements of America provided the rides and games of chance, while local vendors sold an assortment of foods. Of note, Bittner-Singer Orchards was set to bring more than 12,000 pounds of fresh peaches, which were paired with DiCamillo Bakery biscuits and cream for the Peach Festival's signature peach shortcake.
An aerial view of the Peach Festival (Photo by Graeme Litt)
The Peach Queen and her court. (Photo by Lauren Garabedian)
Beiter presents a check to Make-A-Wish. (Photos by Lauren Garabedian)
Peach Queen Jamie Hagerty (Photo by Robin Clark)
Lewiston-Porter students have fun Friday at the Peach Festival. (Photo by Beth Coleman-McAllister)
Peach Fuzz Julian Bucelato and Peach Blossom Aria Starr Wittcop. (Photo by Robin Clark)
Mike Tuck of Sanger Farms in Youngstown. (Photo by K&D Action Photo & Aerial Imaging)
A second aerial view of the Peach Festival. (Photo by K&D Action Photo & Aerial Imaging)
to learn more about the festival.
A new Peach Queen was crowned Sunday night. Meet the candidates HERE