(6/23/12) The running of the annual Alma Center Lions Strawberry Festival kicked off Friday night with the crowning of a new Strawberry Festival Queen and her court.
Hailee Gearing, daughter of Scott and Jennifer Gearing of Alma Center was crowned the new Strawberry Festival Queen. Her first attendant is Emily Austin, daughter of Julie and Jay Austin of Merrillan. Second Attendant honors went to Olivia Steindorf, daughter of Beth Smetna and John Steindorf of Alma Center.
Miss Gearing was sponored by Comstock Strawberries, with Miss Austin sponored by Perkins and Miss Steindorf was sponored by Bill Laufenberg and South Alma Sand.