Cutest Baby contest woos crowd

By Megan Kennedy

July 30, 2014

Parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles came to brag and show off their little ones during this year’s Cutest Baby Contest at the Preble County Fair.

Some 160 contestants strutted their stuff in the Toney Building on Sunday, July 27.

Categories for entries included best hair, eyes, smile, and personality. Announced by Candace Fyfe-Turpin, the finalists for each age group included:

0-6 months: Boy- Bryson Seyler; Girl- Esther Craft.

7-12 months: Boy- Bow Hunter Lee Wiseman; Girl- Maddelyn Reynolds.

13-18 months: Boy- Lane Vonderhaar; Girl- Ouna Carter.

19-23 months: Boy- (no competetors); Girl- Layla Doss.

2 years: Boy- Wyatt Hudson; Girl- Paelyne Hembree.

3 years: Boy- Oliver Caudill; Girl- Loren Geise.

4-5 years: Boy- Gage Michels; Girl- Serenity Strike.

The overall winners of the contest were two-year-old Wyatt Hudson and three-year-old Loren Geise. Winners took home a trophy and a cash prize.