There were 44 contestants in Thursday night’s 127th annual Johnson County Pioneer and Old Settlers Reunion baby contest, with four taking top recognition.
This year’s contest had two categories; the first was for ages walking to 3 years old, and the second was for 3-6 years old.
In the younger division, Camila Oliveira, 14 months, of Cleburne won in the girl’s category out of 18 contestants, and Haystin Lawler, 22 months, of Alvarado won in the boy’s category out of 10 contestants.
In the older division, Brynlee Bell, 5, of Joshua won in the girl’s category out of 11 contestants, and Kasen Icho, 4, of Alvarado won in the boy’s category out of five contestants.
This year’s group of ladies to judge the baby contest were Tonja Unruh of Mansfield, and Liz Grindele and Angela Lair, both of Waxahachie.
“It’s a really hard job to judge the baby contest,” Baby Contest Manager Regina Blackwell said. “It’s difficult, but somebody’s got to do it. Thank you so much.”
Hazel Allen, 10, of Grand Prairie sang several cover songs during each intermission.
County fair continues
The Johnson County Pioneer and Old Settlers Reunion continues today with a bake-off for cakes, pies, breads and other sweets. There is a $10 entry fee for each item.
Drop off time is between 10-11 a.m. with public judging from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Judges’ fees are $5 to taste six items or $10 to taste 13 items. Winners will be announced at 1:30 p.m.
Desperado, an Eagles tribute band, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m.
Bob Baze will lead an old-time gospel at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Parking each night will be $2, except for Sept. 15 when it will be $5 for the concerts.
A carnival will go on during each night of the reunion.
Rides will be open from 6-11 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday, and 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
Wristbands cost $25, however, some rides require additional tickets.
Make sure while you are there to sign the reunion guest book, which will be kept on a table near the northeast side entrance to the Pavilion building, and take your place in Texas history.