Mariah Abel topped as 2021 Fireworks Competition queen

GNADENHUTTEN – Mariah Abel, of Tuscarawas, was crowned the 2021 Fireworks Festival queen on Wednesday evening in the Indian Valley Large School auditorium.

But not just before she went quite a few rounds with Initial Attendant Olivia Ford — numerous rounds of questions that is.

Pursuing the judges’ very first tabulation of scores to ascertain a winner, the 3 judges returned and inquired if any other impromptu thoughts were readily available to be questioned, stating the judging was extremely tough.

Judges Celelia Balough, of Coshocton, Wendy Beamer and Samantha Smith, the two of Gnadenhutten, were inquiring for a tie-breaker.

Congenial Host for the night, 2017 Fireworks Competition Queen Sami Krocker, of Goshen, was quick to oblige and grabbed the basket of concerns that ranged from: favourite actress, most wanted superpower, what would you do if you ended up president for a day and what state would you like to visit most, between many others.