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Peach Queen contest, fund-raising is underway

WILBRAHAM On June 26, come join the fun at the Outback Steakhouse at 1537 Riverdale Road, West Springfield, for a complete steak dinner consisting of a salad, steak, vegetable, dessert and soft drink. Tickets can be purchased for the low cost of $10 per person. This fundraiser is being held to help raise monies for the 21st annual Wilbraham Peach Festival Parade. Seatings are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling 596-6839. Space is limited; if tickets are available they can be purchased at the door. Don't take a chance, buy your tickets today by calling 596-6839.

Remember to come see the Peach Queen and her court at the Wilbraham Peach Festival on Aug. 19-21 at Fountain Park, Tinkham Road, Wilbraham. Parade to be held Saturday at 10 a.m., rain or shine. For more info go to

Competition has started for nine young women who are vying for the title of Queen for the 2005 Peach Festival.

Patti Diotalevi, chairman of the Peach Pageant, said this is the 20th pageant and it will be held at the Polish American Veterans Club, 28 Stony Hill Road, Wilbraham at 3 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited.

This year's contestants are: Jessica Brehaut, Amy Casey, Elizabeth Hatch, Aurelie Marcotte, and Kathene Varandas, all from Hampden, and Crystal Boateng, Jillian Gilfoil, Susan McDiarmid, and Lianna Mika, all from Wilbraham.

One of these students from Minnechaug Regional High School will be crowned the 20th Peach Queen.