BENTON HARBOR — Mr. Benton Harbor Jeremiah Sterling Jr. was crowned Mr. Blossomtime 2020 Saturday during the Blossomtime Pageant that almost didn’t happen.

“I feel honored,” he said after winning, with his smile beaming through the clear face mask he was wearing. “All I can do is thank God for the opportunity.”

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