First Miss Riverfest crowned

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington’s Riverfest is just a few weeks away and with it comes a new tradition. Friday night organizers crowned their first Miss Riverfest aboard the Battleship North Carolina.

Felicia Jones is currently a senior at UNCW and she is a graduate of Laney High School. She said she is proud to be the one to represent the city in which she grew up.

“Oh it’s amazing. And since it’s the first time it’s even more of an honor. I love being here in Wilmington. It’s a beautiful city. It’s wonderful and I’m glad I get to represent it,” said Jones.

Riverfest is the first weekend of October, and there will be a number of vendors and artists lining the riverfront.

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