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Fairest of the Appalachian Fair

The Appalachian Fair’s annual Fairest of the Fair pageant took place Aug. 20. Hannah Everhart, 17, took home the title of Miss Appalachian Fair 2012. She will now move on to compete in the Tennessee Fairest of the Fair pageant in Nashville early next year. In addition to the crown, Everhart also received $200 through the Richard Shadden Scholarship to go toward continuing her education. Also placing in the contest were Abigail Eldridge, 17, first runner-up; Raquel Velasco, 18, second runner-up; Taylor Patterson, 18, third runner-up; and Lauren Malone, 20, fourth runner-up. Patterson and Malone tied for the Ashley Williams Miss Congeniality Award. The award is named for the Miss Appalachian Fair 2002, who passed away a short time after being crowned. A total of 10 contestants took part in this year’s pageant. For more photos from the pageant, visit the Photo Gallery at