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Cobb crowned Ms. Alabama Agriculture

By Stephen Dawkins

Allison Cobb of Jemison on Saturday was crowned Miss Alabama Agriculture to conclude the pageant at the Chilton County High School auditorium.

The pageant included nine contestants all representing different counties. Cobb was representing Chilton County.

Cobb, who was sponsored by the Chilton County Farmers Federation, also won the Viewer’s Choice award.

Cobb is no stranger to pageants in the county, having already been named Junior Miss Peach, Junior Miss and Miss Chilton County, a pageant that is a preliminary for Miss Alabama Agriculture.

Cobb plans to graduate with an electrical engineering degree from Auburn University in December. This summer, she interns with Alabama Power Company.

The pageant title comes with a $2,000 scholarship.

“The scholarship money is going to help,” Cobb said. “I’m very excited about that. I want to thank the Evening Lions Club for taking over the pageant because it’s going to give money back to the community.”

Cobb said she was impressed with the professional organization of the pageant and that she thinks it will grow in the future.

She is the daughter of J.L. Cobb and Diane Calloway.

Hanna Yeargan, representing Crenshaw County, won the Casual Wear segment of the pageant, which was sponsored by the Clanton Evening Lions Club. Miss Elmore County Whitney Collier was named Miss Congeniality, and Miss Pickens County Dresden Green won the ad sales competition.