"MISS ALABAMA AGRICULTURE CROWNED, TALENT WINNER NAMED"
"Mobile, Ala." A senior from Chelsea High School in Shelby County, Kacey Lynn Walton, 17, was crowned Miss Alabama Agriculture Monday night during the 80th annual meeting of the Alabama Farmers Federation.
During the same meeting, a Mobile County singer, Brandon George, 19, won the 2001 State Talent Find Competition. He received a $1,000 cash award and will perform at Federation events during the coming year. First alternate in the talent competition was Sarah Burkart, 17, a violinist from Cullman County. She received $500.
Miss Walton will represent Alabama's largest industry - agriculture, during the coming year as she travels around the state. As the 2002 Miss Alabama Agriculture, she received the year's use of a 2002 Chevrolet Impala and a $2,000 scholarship. She is the daughter of Lynn and Gary Walton of Columbiana.
Jennifer Leigh Moore, 17, of Grove Hill was first alternate in the pageant and the winner of $750. She is the daughter of Bert Moore and Cindy Moore.
Second alternate and the winner of $500 was Allison Jones, 21, of Section. She is the daughter of Tommy and Jan Jones.
Kelly Gaines, 18, of Autaugaville was third alternate and the winner of $300. She is the daughter of Hank and Dianne Gaines.
Whitney Wood, 21, of Elmore County, received a silver bowl as Miss Congeniality for the pageant. She is the daughter of Johnnie and Becky Wood.
Both contests were held in conjunction with the Alabama Farmers Federation annual meeting that began Sunday in Mobile. Nearly 2,000 farmers from throughout the state attended the two-day conference.