Banquet tickets still available

Published 11:20 pm Thursday, September 20, 2018

There are still some tickets left for the annual Peanut Fest Queen’s Banquet, but tickets must be purchased by this Saturday.

The event begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront, 100 E. Constance Road. Doors open and the silent auction begins at 6 p.m.

During the event, 10 young ladies — two from each public and private high school in Suffolk — will be presented as peanut princesses. One of them will be named the queen based on criteria such as a pre-written essay, community involvement, school activities and awards and achievements.

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Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased by this Saturday by visiting the Suffolk Visitor Center, 524 N. Main St., or calling 620-3256.

The peanut princesses, one of whom will be named the 2018 Peanut Queen at the banquet, are as follows:

King’s Fork High School: Audre Davis and Johanna Milburn

Lakeland High School: Deja Grays and Terlia Mercer

Nansemond River High School: Katherine Chafian and Mackenzie West

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy: Bridget McKneely and Sarah Perdue

Suffolk Christian Academy: Haley Adams and Kaitlyn Brittingham