The Tom Sawyer Days Baby Show on July 1 at Hannibal Middle School was followed by the Little Mr. and Miss Hannibal contest.

The Tom Sawyer Days Baby Show on July 1 at Hannibal Middle School was followed by the Little Mr. and Miss Hannibal contest. After a talent show, the winners were chosen by a panel of judges.

The new Little Mr. Hannibal, Harrison Straube, was following in the footsteps of his brother, Bennett, who was Mr. Hannibal in 2016. Bennett said his favorite part of being Mr. Hannibal for the previous year was riding in parades and passing out candy in one parade. Bennett's twin brother, Luke, finished second in the 2016 contest.

Harrison won his talent show division by singing the John Denver song, “Country Roads.”

They contest winners were:

Little Mr Hannibal - Harrison Straube, son of Andy and Gloria Straube  

Mr. Hannibal - Preston Miller, son of Mike and Sarah Miller 

Hannibal Little Tot - Charli Lain, daughter of Kenny and Crystal Lain  

Hannibal Little Tot Sweetheart - Rowan Miller, daughter of Mike and Sarah Miller

Hannibal Little Miss Pee Wee - Ainsley Conrad, daughter of Clinton and Lyn Conrad

Hannibal Little Miss - Millie Stewart, daughter of Jared and Beverly Stewart

Hannibal Pre-Teen Sweetheart - Carly Golian, daughter of John and Candy Golian 

Hannibal Pre Junior - Sawyer Smith, daughter of Sgt. Kevin and Shanda Smith.

The talent show winners were:

Boys 3-4 years - Harrison Straube

The talent show did not have boy contestants in any other age group.

Girls 3-4 years - Charli Lain

Girls 5-6 years - Ainsley Conrad

Girls 7-8 years - Millie Stewart

Girls 9-10 years - Carly Golian

A trio of reigning queens helped host this contest and the baby show. They were Miss Hannibal Leah Rawlings, Miss Hannibal Teen Ashley Krueger and Miss Mark Twain Teen Kierston Holstine.


Baby show winners


Baby show age division winners were, girl and boy, respectively:

0-6 months - Kynlee Cowans and Xavion Hall

7-12 months – Derrick Walker and Larry (Tres) Powell

13-18 months – Oakleigh Zumwalt and Cohen Spurgeon

19-24 months – Paisley Wilson and Sterling May

25-30 months – Jocelyn Watkins and Charlez Story-Fugate

31-35 months – Jacqulynn Link and Remington Zumwalt

Winners of special categories were:

Girl who looks most like parent - Kinlee Culp and dad, Matthew Culp

Boy who looks most like parent – Larry Powell III and dad, Larry Powell II.

Best costume, boy – Remington Zumwalt

Best costume, girl – Aaralynn Willard

Best decorated diaper – Xavion Hall

A photo gallery will be posted with more pictures of the baby show and Little Mr. and Miss contest.

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