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Amara Yoak, daughter of David and Melissa Yoak of Grantsville, was chosen Queen Flora XLVIII during Tuesday night’s pageant at CM/HS auditorium.

Amara Yoak, Queen Flora XLVIII.

Yoak, one of seven CCHS juniors competing for the title, will reign over the 48th annual Calhoun County Wood Festival that gets underway on Thursday in Grantsville.

The new Queen Flora, who was crowned by Chelsey Lee Ball, Queen Flora XLVII, and daughter of Randy and Brenda Ball of Five Forks, was also named the Interview winner.

Left to right, Katlin Collins, first runner up; Amara Yoak, Queen Flora XLVIII; and Brooklynn Talley, second runner up.

Selected as first alternate was Katlin Collins, 17, daughter of Carl and Marisha Collins of Big Springs.

Second alternate was Brooklynn Renae Talley, daughter of Richard and Patricia Talley of Pleasant Hill, who was also named Miss Photogenic.

Michelle Hall (left), Talent winner, and Heaven Cain, Miss Congeniality.

Winner of the talent competition was Michelle Hall, daughter of Rick and Patricia Hall.

Miss Congeniality was Heaven Cain, daughter of Mark and Vickie Cain of Mt. Zion.

Ashley Houchin (left), People’s Choice, and Chelsey Ball, Queen Flora 47th.

Selected for the People’s Choice Award was Ashley Elizabeth Houchin, daughter of Jeff and Kelley Houchin of Arnoldsburg.

For a schedule of Wood Festival events, see pages eight, nine and 10 of this week's issue.

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