Murray FFA Members hosted the fourth annual “Down on the Farm” Cute Baby Contest, Saturday, July 19, during the Clarke County Fair.
For the event, children ages 0 to five years competed in different age categories. Children were judged on their “Down on the Farm” theme attire and other categories within their age division.
The event was open to all Clarke County children with an overall Clarke County Cutest boy and girl selected. An out of county category was also added to attract others to the fair. Overall, there were 40 children signed up. The youngest child in attendance was Kyler Husted from Osceola who was just a month old.
The judging results were:
Clarke County babies:
0-6 Months: Chubbiest Cheeks: Ashton Houck
Down on the Farm: Keely Craig
6-12 months: Prettiest Eyes: Charlie VanDyke
Least amount of hair: Connor White
Down on the Farm: Tristin Nowakowski
13-18 Months: Most Hair and Down on the Farm: Jayda Durham-Ridley
Best Facial Expression: Kanter Dunbar
19-24 Months: Best Dressed Miss: Rylee Collins
Mr. Handsome: Colby Nold
2 Years Old: Cutest Toddler: Emma Sorter
Best Attire: Blake Mitchell
Down on the Farm: Aydon Perrigo
3 Years Old: Cutest Child: Megan VanDyke
Best Smile: Alexandria Bundridge
Down on the Farm: Cort Miller
4 Years Old: Cutest Child: Aylah Miller
Most Enthusiastic: Bryce Hall
Down on the Farm: Gracie Mathes
5 Years Old: Down on the Farm: Emma White
Overall Clarke County:
Cutest Girl: Emma Sorter
Cutest Boy: Colby Nold
Diaper Decorating Contest:
Most Creative: Haydon Brokaw “Knee High by the Fourth of July”
Mayclynn McKinney “Pretty as a Peacock”
Most Alike: Avery & Bria Phillips
Least Alike: Raider & Rylee Collins
Out of County Babies: 0-2 years:
Cutest Child: Klaire Blackford
Down on the Farm: Tara Cummings
Out of County Babies: 3-5 years:
Elizabeth and Chad Nold at Junction Creamery awarded the class winners with a gift certificate for a cool treat during the hot summer weather. Every participant was awarded a bag of gummy bears donated by the Clarke County Fair Board and a ribbon.
Judges were Danny Jensen, Courtney Tingwald and Fair Queen Ashley Jackson.