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Second night brings crowds, crowns at Central Alabama Fair

The ferris wheel at the Central Alabama Fair has been one of the main attractions. --Alaina Denean

The ferris wheel at the Central Alabama Fair has been one of the main attractions. –Alaina Denean

By Alaina Denean

The Selma Times-Journal

Back for the second night, the Miss Central Alabama Fair Pageant held its Young and Junior Miss divisions Tuesday.

Taking home the crown and banner for the 2014 Young Miss Central Alabama Fair Pageant was Averee Kathleen Adams.

Adams is a Selma resident and a student at Morgan Academy.

Averee Kathleen Adams was named the 2014  Young Miss Central Alabama Fair queen Tuesday night. She is a student at Morgan Academy.--Alaina Denean

Averee Kathleen Adams was named the 2014 Young Miss Central Alabama Fair queen Tuesday night. She is a student at Morgan Academy.–Alaina Denean

2013 Junior Miss Central Alabama Fair,  Abreanna Kuhn, crowns the new 2014 Junior Miss Central Alabama Fair,  JoAnna Alisa Adkison.--Alaina Denean

2013 Junior Miss Central Alabama Fair, Abreanna Kuhn, crowns the new 2014 Junior Miss Central Alabama Fair, JoAnna Alisa Adkison.–Alaina Denean

To prepare for the pageant Adams said, “I just practiced hard and worked on my walk. It’s scary when you get up here and see everybody.”

Adams said she is excited to win and have the opportunity to represent her community.

“It feels great. I just can’t describe the feeling,” Adams said.

Also taking on the role of queen is JoAnna Alisa Adkison, the new 2014 Junior Miss Central Alabama Fair.

Adkison is a resident of Selma, and attends Morgan Academy.

To get ready for taking the stage, Adkinson also practiced her walk and had a friend to help her prepare.

The Junior Miss Central Alabama Fair Pageant was Adkison’s first pageant and she said she is thrilled to walk away with the crown.

“I’m very excited,” Adkison said. “I can’t wait to make new friends.”

The remaining two pageants, Little Miss and Tiny Miss Central Alabama Fair, will be held on Saturday at the fair.

The Tiny Miss pageant will be at 2 p.m. and the Little Miss will follow at 4 p.m.

Gates open at 1 p.m. Saturday.