SIDNEY — Tiny fair-goers captured hearts and titles Sunday evening during the 2017 Shelby County Fair Little Mister and Miss contest.
Of the 13 contestants, only two were awarded titles, earning them by answering questions and showing off their fancy clothes during the ceremony.
William Heilers, 4, son of Aaron and Sarah Heilers, was named Shelby County Fair Little Mister, and Madalynn Woodell, 5, daughter of Rob and Misty Woodell, was crowned Little Miss.
William aspires to be police officer when he grows up.
“I want to arrest people,” he told the crowd, before singing part of House Party by Sam Hunt.
Madalynn wants to be a nurse when she grows up.
“My mom’s a nurse,” she explained to the mistress of ceremonies, Rikki Unterbrink, Shelby County Library’s youth services director. Madalynn sang “Jesus Loves Me.”
All of the contestants received T-shirts and coupons, and the winners received $50, provided by Clancy’s. Judges were Ed Hamaker, Sidney City Council 3rd Ward; Travis Unterbrink, Elida School’s band director; and Mel Wildermuth, Vice President of Administrative Duties at Clancy’s.
The other contestants were Aidynn Davidson, 5, and Colleen Davidson, 4, daughters of Travis and Staci Davidson; Reese Huelskamp, 4, daughter of David and Stacy Huelskamp; Josie Albers, 4, daughter of Kevin and Melissa Albers; Kalli Jess, 3, daughter of Erica Ritchie and Kevin Jess; Caroline Morris, 3, daughter of Jeff and Amy Morris; Ariella Dearth, 4, daughter of Sherry Dearth; Jack Noah, 5, son of Jeff and Cari Beth Noah; Henry Bensman, 4, son of Randy and Sheila Bensman; Joseph Brown, 3, son of Charity Bodenmiller; and Braxton Roberts, 5, son of Dan and Shannon Roberts.
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