Contestants vie for title of Miss Firecracker '24

It was a hot and toasty afternoon for the 2024 Miss Firecracker Pageant during the Independence Day Celebration held at Elizabethton's Covered Bridge Park.
 
Contestants from birth to seniors competed in six different categories for the title representing their division plus a fan-favorite teira was also presented.
 
Dressed in an array of patriotic outfits from shorts and tops to pageant dress, each competitor was given the opportunity to take the stage as part of a group and then individual as each one was referred to by their registration number and name by pageant director Amy Simmons.
 
Meanwhile, family and friends present in the audience were giving their support by calling out the names and clapping as each took the stage attempting to sway the judges toward their pageant favorite.
 
Each participant walked away with a teira as Princesses if they weren't selected as the overall Queen in their division.
 
All photos are by Ivan Sanders.

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