Caroline Rowland was crowned Miss Georgia Peach 2014 at the pageant held March 15 at the C.W. Pettigrew Center on the campus of Fort Valley State University. The event was sponsored by the Georgia Peach Festival.
Rowland is a junior at Warner Robins High School and is the immediate past Miss Teen Dogwood.
Also crowned at the pageant were Little Miss Georgia Peach Lily Barfield of Kathleen, Teen Miss Georgia Peach Malone Powell of Albany, Tiny Miss Georgia Peach Olivia Rozell of Bonaire and Junior Miss Georgia Peach Emily Rowland of Warner Robins.
In the pageant world, young ladies who receive titles from the same pageant are referred to as sister queens. That term is even more accurate in relation to this years Miss Georgia Peach pageant. The Miss winner, Caroline Rowland, and the Junior Miss winner, Emily Rowland, are actual sisters.
The sisters are second generation peach queens. Their mother Brandi Durst Rowland was Miss Georgia Peach 1993.
Donna Long, president of the Miss Georgia Peach Scholarship Pageant, said the Peach queens will spend the next year as official ambassadors of the Georgia Peach Festival and the peach industry. They also will be honored by the Georgia House, Senate and governor.
The 2013 Georgia Peach queens were honored shortly before the 2014 pageant on March 11 by Gov. Nathan Deal and the legislature with a resolution for their contribution to the peach industry. The trip was sponsored by Rep. Robert Dickey, a Republican peach farmer from Musella, and Sen. Cecil Staton, R-Macon.
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