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Little Miss, Little Mister, Junior Miss Chilli Peppers Named at Taylorville Chamber Chillifest Saturday

(Taylorville)—The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest kicked off on Saturday morning by crowning a new Little Miss, Little Mister, and Junior Miss Chilli Peppers on the Chillifest stage.

There were 18 contestants vying for the title of Little Miss, 8 for Little Mister, and 10 contestants for Junior Miss Chilli Pepper, during the pageant.

In the Little Miss contest, the 2013 winner was Ella Brooks Hohenstein, the 6-year-old daughter of Neil and Elizabeth Hohenstein of Taylorville.  First runner-up was Lillian Jostes, the 4-year-old daughter of Michael and Bobby Jo Jostes of Pana.  2nd runner-up was Joey Laker, the 5-year-old daughter of John and Debbie Laker of Pana.

In the Little Mister contest, this year’s winner was Cash O’Connell, the 5-year-old son of Ashley McCallister and Justin O’Connell of Taylorville.  First runner-up was Ethan Daniel Smith, the 6-year-old son of Sheena Barry and Brent Smith of Taylorville.  2nd runner-up was Tharyn Wiseman, the 6-year-old son of Brett and Vanessa Wiseman of Taylorville.

In the newly added Junior Miss Chilli Pepper competition, the winner was 12-year-old Sidney Wagner, the daughter of Dave and Shannon Wagner of Taylorville.  First runner-up was Faith Lindsey, the 12-year-old daughter of Kylie Barlow and Jim Lindsey of Taylorville.  2nd runner-up was Grace Blakley, the 13-year-old daughter of Jim and Kim Blakley of Taylorville.  Emily Kuhn was voted on by the contestants as Miss Congeniality; she’s the 12-year-old daughter of Brad and Gina Kuhn of Pana.

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CAPTION:  The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest crowned a new Little Mister and Little Miss in ceremonies Saturday morning.  From the left: Cash O’Connell, the 5-year-old son of Ashley McCallister and Justin O’Connell of Taylorville, named the 2013 Little Mister Chilli Pepper; and Ella Brooks Hohenstein, the 6-year-old daughter of Neil and Elizabeth Hohenstein of Taylorville, crowned Little Miss Chilli Pepper.

 

CAPTION: A Junior Miss Chilli Pepper was crowned Saturday morning at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.  From the left:  2nd runner-up was Grace Blakley, the 13-year-old daughter of Jim and Kim Blakley of Taylorville; Junior Miss 12-year-old Sidney Wagner, the daughter of Dave and Shannon Wagner of Taylorville; first runner-up was Faith Lindsey, the 12-year-old daughter of Kylie Barlow and Jim Lindsey of Taylorville; and Emily Kuhn, voted on by the contestants as Miss Congeniality, the 12-year-old daughter of Brad and Gina Kuhn of Pana.

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