EATON — The annual Preble County Fair Cutest Baby Contest was held on Sunday, July 30, in association with Imagination Station Learning Center. Overall winners were Beck Green and Elsa Craft.
The contest was held in the Toney Building. The entry fee was $10 per child, which included the “cutest” category and all side categories listed for each age group.
Children had to be from newborn to five years old and proof of age had to be made available upon request. All children had to be accompanied by an adult at all times. Contestants were encouraged to dress for the Country/Western theme. Contestants were also entered into three categories, plus overall winner.
A panel of judges decided the winners of each class and category. Judging was completed and awards were announced after each age group finished. All contestants received a ribbon for participation. Winners in each age group received a trophy.
The titles of “Preble County’s Cutest Lil’ Cowboy” and “Preble County’s Cutest Lil’ Cowgirl” were given to the two overall winners, plus cash prizes and trophies.
Infants aged zero to three months were entered into categories: Cutest Boy/Girl, Best Costume, and Best Costume Prop.
Ages four to six months and ages seven to 12 months were entered into categories: Cutest Boy/Girl, Best Costume, Best Hair, Best Smile, and Prettiest Eyes.
Toddlers ages 13-18 months and ages 18-23 months were entered into categories: Cutest Boy/Girl, Best Costume, Best Hair, Best Smile, and Prettiest Eyes.
Preschool ages two year, three years, and four to five years were entered into categories: Cutest Boy/Girl, Best Costume, Best Stage Presence, Best Hair, Best Smile, and Pretties Eyes.
For ages zero to three months: Carter Holt won cutest boy and Elsa Craft won cutest girl.
For ages four to six months: Forrest Weaver won cutest boy and Arabella Hawkins won cutest girl.
For ages seven to 12 months: Emmett Guehring won cutest boy and Joselynn Jones won cutest girl.
For ages 13-18 months: Yahnuelah Keener won cutest child.
For ages 19-23 months: Beck Green won cutest boy and Tinsley Brown won cutest girl.
For age two years old: Marcus Keener won cutest boy and Monroe Welz won cutest girl.
For age three years old: Jace Nicely won cutest boy and Arianna DeBoo won cutest girl.
For ages four to five years old: Weston Hoskins won cutest boy and Ava Elliott.
Beck Green was crowned Preble County’s Cutest Lil’ Cowboy and Elsa Craft was crowned Preble County’s Cutest Lil’ Cowgirl.
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