Miss Firecracker Pageant held Saturday at Vernon Community Center.

VERNON Viktorya Graham was named the 2013 Miss Firecracker Saturday at the Vernon Community Center. She was crowned by 2012 Miss Patriotic Kendall Mitchell and Vernon Mayor Michelle Cook.

On Thursday, the city of Vernon celebrates the Fourth of July with a parade at 4 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m. There will be vendors and entertainment all afternoon as the city holds its annual celebration of Independence Day, which is free to the public and sponsored in part by funds raised by the annual Miss Firecracker Pageant.

For more pageant photos see the July 3 edition of the Washington County News.