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Little Miss Chilli Pepper, Little Mister Chilli Pepper, Junior and Miss Chilli Peppers, were all crowned on Saturday during the first day of the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

 

There were 10 Miss contestants, 15 Junior Miss contestants, 20 Little Miss and 7 Little Mister contestants that marched across the stage for the judges.  Brittany Moore was pageant director again this year.

 

17-year-old Dariess Moreland, the daughter of Ron and Erike Moreland of Edinburg, was named Miss Chilli Pepper 2018.  First alternate was 16-year-old Kennedy Mann, the daughter of Adrienne and Mike Mann Frizzo of Taylorville; second alternate was 14-year-old Alaina Deal, the daughter of Phil and Teri Deal of Morrisonville.  People’s Choice Award winner was 19-year-old Sierra Beck, the daughter of Kenneth Beck and Tanya Jett of Taylorville.  Miss Congeniality in the Miss competition was Aliana Deal; Miss Personality was Faith Horton, the daughter of Wesley and Amanda Horton of Pana.  Best Dressed in the Miss competition was Sierra Beck, and Most Photogenic was 17-year-old Carlee Phillips, the daughter of Jake and Heather Phillips of Pana.  Top raffle ticket seller among the Miss contestants was Aliana Deal.

 

In the Junior Miss Chilli Pepper competition, 9-year-old Katelyn White, the daughter of Jennifer and Eric White of Taylorville, was crowned Junior Miss.  First alternate was Alea Wagahoft, the daughter of Travis and Amy Wagahoft of Morrisonville.  Second alternate was Ella Hohenstein, the daughter of Neil and Elizabeth Hohenstein of Taylorville.  Miss Congeniality was eleven-year-old Hannah Chitwood, the daughter of Max and Bev Chitwood of Taylorville; Miss Personality was 9-year-old Liberty Courtaway, the daughter of Eric and Shanda Courtaway of Taylorville.  Best Dressed in the Junior Miss Chilli Pepper competition was Ella Hohenstein, and Most Photogenic was also Ella Hohenstein.  Top raffle ticket seller among the Junior Miss contestants was Ella Lundin, the daughter of Shannon and Drew Cowgill and Nils Lundin of Taylorville.

 

In the Little Miss Chilli Pepper competition at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest Saturday, 3-year-old Carmen Vincent, the daughter of Morgan Holthaus and Eric Vincent of Taylorville, was crowned Little Miss.  First alternate was 4-year-old Kylie Paine, the daughter of Kyle and Kayla Paine of Taylorville.  Second alternate was Leigha Broccardo, the 3-year-old daughter of Bre Broccardo and Bruce Mansfield of Morrisonville and Illiopolis.  Miss Personality was 5-year-old Charli Goodin, the daughter of Brian and Jenna Goodin of Taylorville.  Best Dressed was 6-year-old Braylin Crowder, the 6-year-old daughter of Kryshna and Christian Crowder of Taylorville.  Most Photogenic Carlie Buerk, the 4-year-old daughter of Eric and Cassie Buerk of Owaneco.  Top raffle ticket seller among the Little Miss contestants was Kylie Paine.

 

And, in the Little Mister Chilli Pepper competition, 5-year-old Silas Joyce, the son of Denver and Stacie Joyce of Taylorville, was crowned Little Mister.  First alternate was 5-year-old Jayce Carlile, the son of Peyton Turvey and Jason Carlile of Taylorville.  Second alternate was 4-year-old Liam Swiney, the son of Whitney and Zachery Swiney of Taylorville.  Mister Personality among Little Misters was 4-year-old Easton Kurt Travis Ginger, the son of Katie and Weston Ginger of Taylorville.  Best Dressed was 6-year-old Keagan Michael Cruz, the son of Marion and Brook Cruz of Morrisonville. Most Photogenic was Silas Joyce.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPTION TO PHOTO ABOVE:   Miss Chilli Pepper winners Saturday morning at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest pageant include:  17-year-old Dariess Moreland, (seated) the daughter of Ron and Erike Moreland of Edinburg, Miss Chilli Pepper 2018;  First alternate 16-year-old Kennedy Mann,(left) the daughter of 

 

Adrienne and Mike Mann Frizzo of Taylorville; and second alternate 14-year-old Alaina Deal, (right) the daughter of Phil and Teri Deal of Morrisonville.   2017 Miss Chilli Pepper Alison Wright is standing in the center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPTION TO PHOTO ABOVE:  Junior Miss Chilli Pepper winners Saturday morning at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest pageant include:  9-year-old Katelyn White, (seated) the daughter of Jennifer and Eric White of Taylorville, crowned Junior Miss;  First alternate Alea Wagahoft, (left) the daughter of Travis and Amy Wagahoft of Morrisonville;  Second alternate Ella Hohenstein, (right) the daughter of Neil and Elizabeth Hohenstein of Taylorville.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPTION TO PHOTO ABOVE:  In the Little Miss Chilli Pepper competition Saturday at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest,  3-year-old Carmen Vincent, (seated) the daughter of Morgan Holthaus and Eric Vincent of Taylorville, was crowned Little Miss.  First alternate was 4-year-old Kylie Paine,(right) the daughter of Kyle and Kayla Paine of Taylorville.  Second alternate was Leigha Broccardo, (left) the 3-year-old daughter of Bre Broccardo and Bruce Mansfield of Morrisonville and Illiopolis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPTION TO PHOTO ABOVE:  In the Little Mister Chilli Pepper competition Saturday at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest, 5-year-old Silas Joyce,(seated) the son of Denver and Stacie Joyce of Taylorville, was crowned Little Mister.  First alternate was 5-year-old Jayce Carlile, (right) the son of Peyton Turvey and Jason Carlile of Taylorville.  Second alternate was 4-year-old Liam Swiney, (left) the son of Whitney and Zachery Swiney of Taylorville. 

 
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