BY CAROL HICKS
Jacy Samet, 19, daughter of Ken Samet and Ginger Gonzalez, was crowned 2013 Miss Hoopeston on Saturday at the Hoopeston High School auditorium.
Samet was one of four contestants competing, including her cousin Erika Samet, daughter of Greg and Tina Samet, who was chosen first runner-up.
Others competing for the title were Brooke Kinney, 18, daughter of Allen and Lisa Kinney, and Megan Cade, 18, daughter of Rickie and Angie Cade.
Judges for the event were Darrin Brewster, 2013 National Sweetcorn Festival chairman; Jaycee board chairman Brad Hardcastle; Michelle Crabtree and Chris Schroeder, National Sweetheart Pageant officials; and Valerie Paulson, Hoopeston Chamber of Commerce president.