Peach Queens take their place on Peach Park wallBy Emily Beckett Published 6:20pm Wednesday, September 4, 2013
In keeping with tradition, the 2013–2014 Chilton County Peach Queens hung their framed portraits at Peach Park in Clanton on Wednesday.
Miss Peach Kelcie Knowles, Junior Miss Peach Anna Calhoun, Young Miss Peach Mattie Woodall and Little Miss Peach Emma Owens smiled as they stood next to their photographs, now hanging on the brick wall beside the ice cream parlor door at Peach Park.
All four queens expressed excitement about being part of an annual Peach Queen tradition.
“I’ve been waiting for this for a long time,” Knowles said.
Calhoun, who was Young Miss Peach in 2009, enjoyed her second photo-hanging experience as a Peach Queen.
“I think it’s great,” Calhoun said. “I’m so excited. Winning again, I feel so blessed.”
Owens followed in the footsteps of her older sister, Gracie, who was crowned Little Miss Peach in 2010.
As they devoured ice cream cones Wednesday afternoon, Owens and Woodall grinned as they talked about hanging their portraits.
“I love it,” Woodall said. “I told Momma it feels like I’m famous.”
“I love it, too,” Owens said.
Since being crowned this summer, the queens have sold Chilton County peaches at the Montgomery Farmers Market and attended the Shop Local campaign kickoff at the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce in July.
They will meet Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley at the capital next month, as well as attend Dothan’s Peanut Festival.