Despite the 100-degree temperature on Saturday, June 30, the babies and young children brought to compete in the annual baby contest and Little Mr. and Miss Hannibal Pageant at Hannibal Middle School had an airy stage on which to perfrom, with large fans placed stratigecially around the stage.
After competing, several babies were carried outside to play while waiting for older siblings to have their turn in the pageant.
First-place winners of the baby contest and their parents were:
• 0-6 months - Emmaline Tate, Travis and Grace Tate, Hannibal; and Westen Sanders, Marcie Gibbs and Brian Sanders, Palmyra.
• 7-12 months - Vada Rule, Ben and Stephanie Rule, New London; and Preston Miller, Michael and Sarah Miller, Hannibal.
• 13-18 months - Nia Symoné Addison, Tiffany and Marcellus Addison, St. Louis; and Lane Carper, Justin and Alicia Carper, Maywood.
• 19-24 months - Chloe Johnson, Aaron and Mikkah Johnson, Palmyra; and Isaiah Dillman, Ricky and Beth Dillman, Hannibal.
• 25-30 months - Calleigh Johnston, Stephanie Johnston and Nick Johnston, Hannibal; and Jayken Hedgpeth, Crystal and Joshua Hedgpeth, Palmyra.
• 31-35 months - Millie Elaine Stewart, Jared and Beverly Stewart, Palmyra. (No participants in boys’ contest).
• Best Decorated Diaper - Abbie McCullough, Jenna McCullough, Hannibal.
• Look-A-Like - Millie Elaine Stewart, Jared and Beverly Stewart, Palmyra; and Zamari Oliver, Janice Oliver, St. Louis.
• Best Costume - Sarah Thomure, Corey and Ellen Thomure, New London; and Ryken Hedgpath, Crystal and Joshua Hedgpath, Palmyra.
Winners of the Little Mr. and Miss Hannibal Pageant and their parents were:
Little Mr. Hannibal
• Cale Chapman, John and Angie Chapman, Monroe City.
• First runner-up - Evan Dalton, Tracie Dalton, Hannibal.
• Second runner-up - Rhett Hayes, Brandon Hayes and Kim Santos, Hannibal.
• Third runner-up - Triston Walker, Christina Walker, Hannibal.
• Tristen Essig, Danny and Leslie Essig, Hannibal.
• First runner-up - Reyes Ruedas-Martinez, Mario and Jeanene Ruedas-Martinez, Hannibal.
• Second runner-up - Chance Whiteside, Meagan Lipp and Devin Whiteside, Hannibal.
• Third runner-up - Andrew Clark, Adrianne Clark, Hannibal.
Little Tot Miss Hannibal
• Kelsey Lightle, Aaron and Pamela Lightle, Hannibal.
• First runner-up - Jordyson Bartels, Britta Dooley and Devin Bartels, Hannibal.
• Second runner-up - Maryn McGuire, Beaver and Heather McGuire, Hannibal.
• Third runner-up - Hayleigh Smashey, Ashley and Emory Smashey III, Hannibal.
• Fourth runner-up - Laikyn Smashey, Bill and Jaime Smashey, Hannibal.
• Fifth runner-up - Haylee Garrett, Phillip and Tiffany Garrett, Hannibal.
Pee Wee Miss Hannibal
• Macie Sanders, Clint and Jenni Sanders, Hannibal.
• First runner-up - Hailie Dalton, Tracie Dalton, Hannibal.
• Second runner-up - Shaelyn Shephard, Trisch Wilson and Michael Shephard, Hannibal.
Page 2 of 2 - • Third runner-up - Addison Veach, Jeff and Ashley Veach, Hannibal.
• Fourth runner-up - Alysha Morrell, Amber Hodges and Bobby Morrell, Hannibal.
• Fifth runner-up - Kynlee Murphy, Robert and Sara Murphy, Hannibal.
Little Miss Hannibal
• Kaydence Veach, Jeff and Ashley Veach, Hannibal.
• First runner-up - Gracie Tharp, Richard and Stacie Tharp, Saverton.
• Second runner-up - Lanie Sweet, Ryan Sweet and Stephanie Unglesbee, Hannibal.
• Third runner-up - Avion Scott, Tess Scott, Hannibal.
• Fourth runner-up - Emilee Wilson, Cory and Jeanie Wilson, Hannibal.
• Fiffh runner-up - Rylee Culp, Chad and Michelle Culp, Hannibal.
Talent ages 3-4
• Maryn McGuire, Beaver and Heather McGuire, Hannibal.
Talent ages 5-6
• Hailie Dalton, Tracie Dalton, Hannibal.
Talent ages 7-8
• Sophia Mudd, Cathy Mudd, Monroe City.
See photo gallery for photos taken at the contests.