(Canton, IL) -- The Canton Friendship Festival's Queen of Friendship pageant is now less than a week from taking place. Among the twelve participants in this years pageant is Sydney Simmons of Canton. Simmons says she thought being part of the pageant would be a great experience. Simmons is the daughter of Jenna Ball and Michael Simmons and will be attending Canton High School this fall. The 2014 Queen of Friendship will be crowned by the outgoing Queen, Shayla Burkhead of Cuba on Saturday, August 9th in the auditorium at Canton High School.