Festival's senior queen crowned

This year's Senior Blossom Festival Queen has been crowned.

Gwen Harrex was yesterday named the 2019 Senior Blossom Festival Queen, a title which has left her speechless.

''I'm not usually speechless, but I am,'' she said.

Gwen Harrex (left) has been crowned 2019 Senior Blossom Festival Queen and Rosemary Magrath is this year's runner-up. Photo: Alexia Johnston
Gwen Harrex (left) has been crowned 2019 Senior Blossom Festival Queen and Rosemary Magrath is this year's runner-up. Photo: Alexia Johnston
Rosemary Magrath was named runner-up.

The pair discovered, during the event, they are second cousins, both have a similar number of grandchildren and great grandchildren, and both have another great grandchild on the way.

They agreed the build-up to the event had been fun and they had made many new friends through the process, including those of fellow contestants Robin Hume, Sue Noble-Adams and Arielle Bazley.

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