Hannibal's annual baby contest took place June 30 at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, where this contest was in the south side of the gym, with the Little Mr. and Miss Hannibal contest simultaneously continuing in the north side.

Hannibal's annual baby contest took place June 30 at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, where this contest was in the south side of the gym, with the Little Mr. and Miss Hannibal contest simultaneously continuing in the north side.

Usually the baby contest it scheduled first, so this new location eliminated a long waiting period for the older children. (See separate story about the Little Mr. and Miss Hannibal contest).

In addition to age divisions from birth to 35 months, the baby contest featured best costumes, babies that looked most like a parent and best decorated diaper.

Winner of the girls' lookalike contest was Lauren Hendrix, daughter of Andy and Megan Hendrix.

The boys' winner was Ryker Odell Smith, son of Daniel and Tisha Smith. Ryker also won the best boy's costume as Tom Sawyer.

Aryah Hall, daughter of Ryan and Megan Hall, won the best girls' costume as a Cabbage Patch doll.

Skylynn Thomure, the daughter of Corey and Stephanie Thomure, won for best decorated diaper.

First place age division winners, girl and boy, respectively, and their parents, were:

0-6 months - Skylynn Thomure, Corey and Stephanie Thomure; and Jackson Watkins, Brittany Thompson and Jeremy Watkins

7-12 months - Aryah Hall, Ryan and Megan Hall; and Vaden Andrew Pickett, Ryan and Desiree Pickett

13-18 months – Rylee Sue Adcock, Ryan and Kristen Adcock; and Pierce May, Shannyn and Don May

19-24 months – Salara Powell, Ben Powell and Alex Hudnell; and Ryker Odell Smith, Daniel and Tisha Smith

25-30 months – Kora Kerley, Kevin Kerley and Abby Nemes; and Rhett Howell, Alicia and Doug Howell

31-35 months – Cambria Chapman, John and Angie Chapman; and Phillip DeLaPorte, Amelia and Kyle DeLaPorte

For more photos of the baby contest, see photo gallery.

Reach reporter Bev Darr at bev.darr@courierpost.com.