• Cassidy Gentry, left, and Hannah Welborn-Lewis
    Cassidy Gentry, left, and Hannah Welborn-Lewis
  • The junior division and queen division competitors
    The junior division and queen division competitors

Rhododendron Queen crowned

BAKERSVILLE -- Twelve-year-old Cassidy Gentry, of Spruce Pine, was crowned 2017 Junior NC Rhododendron Queen during the 70th Rhododendron Festival Saturday in Bakersville. Hannah Welborn-Lewis, 18, of Archdale, was crowned 2017 NC Rhodoendron Queen. 

Pictured above, from left, is junior division second runner-up and talent winner Madelynn Duncan of Marion; junior divison first runner-up and congeniality winner Sydney Stevenson, of Statesville; Gentry; Welborn-Lewis; Queen divison first runner-up and talent show Keely Duncan, of Spruce Pine; Queen divison second runner-up and evening gown and congeniality winner Madison Evans, of Bakersville. 

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