VERNON - The annual Miss Firecracker Pageant was held at the Vernon Community Center Saturday, June 17.

Pageant Director Laura Brewer reports the pageant was a success with participation slightly up from last year.

This year's Firecracker Queens will represent the City of Vernon at various events throughout the next year, including the city's Firecracker Day, set to kick off at 4 p.m. July 4.