Queen Amrit Dhaliwal and Princess Anne Hughes took a special parade down Main Street on Aug. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western News)

Peach Fest celebrates royalty with cruise

The Peach Fest Queen and Royalty made an unannounced cruise down Penticton’s Main Street

Penticton’s Peach Fest royalty were given a police escort for a special cruise down Main Street on Friday, Aug. 7.

The miniature parade was a tribute and thank you from the Peach Fest organizers to the royalty, who normally have a busy spring and summer touring other parades that were cancelled due to the pandemic.

“They missed out on around 20 parades,” said Peach Fest organizer Don Kendall. “They made two this year. The only ones they went to were Penticton and Leavenworth, Washington. ”

The Peach Fest royalty, selected through the Miss Penticton pageant, usually travel across the province and beyond to represent the city. Some of the events they missed out on this year due to COVID-19 include the Calgary Stampede, Seattle Sea Fair, and the Portland Rose Festival.

With no Miss Penticton pageant for 2020, queen Amrit Dhaliwal and princess Anne Hughes will be staying on as royalty until next year. Due to other commitment, princess Faith Johnson let her crown go.

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