Sandy Beach will receive the Kiwanis of Lewiston Media Person of the Year Award Sunday September 11th at 8 PM during the Peach Queen finals, part of the 59th annual Niagara County Peach Festival September 9, 10 and 11th. Beach is the #1 rated WBEN talk show host and has a Hall of Fame career that includes local stints at WKBW, WHTT and 102.5 FM. Beach is a three time nominee for Billboard Personality of the Year and was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2003.
Popular WGRZ-TV on-air personalities Maryalice Demler, Melissa Holmes and Heather Prusak will also be a part of the 59th annual Niagara County Peach Festival.
Maryalice Demler will serve as the hostess of the Peach Queen finals Sunday night September 11th at 8:00pm on the Academy Park stage. Fourteen local teenage girls are vying this year for the 2016 Peach Queen crown.
Demler co-anchors Channel 2 News at 5:30, 6:00 and 11pm each weeknight and is an award winning reporter having won two Emmy Awards. Maryalice Demler is also a native of North Tonawanda and a former “Miss New York State” representing the Empire State in the 1990 Miss America Pageant.
Melissa Holmes will serve as the Grand Marshall of the Peach Festival Parade Saturday September 10th at 11 am. The parade will take place on Center Street in Lewiston with over 100 units and a record number of marching bands.
Holmes co-anchors 2 On Your Side’s Daybreak each weekday from 4:30 to 7:00 am after joining WGRZ in January 2012. Holmes grew up in Amherst and is a graduate of Sweet Home High School and Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
WGRZ-TV sports reporter Heather Prusak will be the official starter for the 38th annual Peach Festival 5k Run Saturday September 10th at 9 am on Center Street in Lewiston.
For more information on the 2016 Niagara County Peach Festival go to www.lewistonpeachfestival.org.
Sponsors for the 2016 Niagara County Peach Festival are the Lewiston Kiwanis, WGRZ-TV, The Buffalo News, and Star 102.5 FM.