Eight candidates vie for Laurel Queen title


The 81st Laurel Festival, an annual pageant and scholarship program which dates back more than 70 years, will be held this weekend.

Last year the festival was cut down to one day due to a lack of funding and participation, with the Laurel Ball and the Laurel Parade both eliminated.

This year all of the festivities are back, and there are eight candidates vying for the title of Laurel Queen.

The festival begins on Friday, June 12 at 7 p.m. with the Laurel Ball at Crystal Peak Ballroom. 

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