EATON — The annual Preble County Fair Cutest Baby Contest was held on Sunday, July 29, in coordination with Imagination Station Learning Center. Overall winners were Jace Nicely and Henley Hale.
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.
Categories included: Cutest Boy/Girl, Best Costume, Best Stage Presence, Best Hair, Best Smile, Parent/Child Look-a-like, and Pretties Eyes.
For ages zero to three months: Jaxen Peck won cutest boy.
For ages four to six months: Kylee Cameron won cutest girl.
For ages seven to 12 months: Geoffrey Vance won cutest boy and Kennedy Barger won cutest girl.
For ages 13-18 months: Clayton Booso won cutest boy and Morgan Kreitzer won cutest girl.
For ages 19-23 months: Emmett Guehring won cutest boy and Joselynne Jones won cutest girl.
For age two years old: Beck Green won cutest boy and Clara Holt won cutest girl.
For age three years old: Cody Booso won cutest boy and Monroe Welz won cutest girl.
For ages four to five years old: Jace Nicely won cutest boy and Henley Hale won cutest girl.
John and Liam Nguyen won the Parent/Child Look-a-like contest.
Jace Nicely was crowned Preble County’s Cutest Lil’ Cowboy and Henley Hale was crowned Preble County’s Cutest Lil’ Cowgirl.
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