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2021 Young Miss Peach crowned

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor

It was an exciting night for Sophie Oaks of Thorsby on June 21 as she was crowned the 2021 Young Miss Peach Queen.

“I was like, ‘This can’t be real,’” Sophie said of her reaction when her name was called.

Sophie was also the casual wear winner.

She has a fun-filled year ahead of her with the other 2021 Peach Queens attending events.

“I just really want to help my community,” Sophie said.

She said she enjoyed participating in the peach pageant because “I like making new friends and getting all dressed up and it’s just really fun.”

The Young Miss court included fourth alternate Saydie Smith, third alternate Lexi Kate Hayes, second alternate Lydia Payton and first alternate Anna Bell Bentley.

The Peach Pageant crowned the Junior Miss Queen June 22. The pageant will conclude with the crowning of the 2021 Miss Peach Queen on June 24 at 6:30 p.m.