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A host of royalty was crowned on Saturday, during the first day of the 2019 Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest on the square.

 

9 Little Mister’s, 15 Little Misses, 15 Junior Misses, and 15 Miss contestants, participated in the annual pageant.  Brittany Moore again chaired the Chillifest pageant this year.

 

8-year-old Jacob Smith, the son of Bobbi and Bernadine Smith of Taylorville, was Little Mister Chilli Pepper.  First runner-up was 4-year-old Treven Owens, the son of Quincy Law and Tyler Owens, while second runner-up was 6-year-old Eli Whitlow, the son of Amy and Robert Whitlow of Taylorville.  7-year-old Keagan Cruz, the son of Brooke and Mario Cruz, sold the most raffle tickets in the Little Mister category, while Whitlow also picked up the award for the best stage presence, and Smith also picked up the award for best dressed.  4-year-old Maddox Busboom, the son of Randi and Casey Busboom, won the Little Mister award for being the most photogenic.

 

In the Chillifest Little Miss Chilli Pepper competition, the crown went to 6-year-old Camri Phillips, the daughter of Jacob and Trish Phillips of Taylorville.  First runner-up was Harper Simmons, the 3-year-old daughter of Amanda Stewart and Blake Simmons of Taylorville, while second runner-up was Rayna Segrest, the 4-year-old daughter of Heather Segrest of Morrisonville.  Kyndle Coady, the 6-year-old daughter of Amber and William Coady, sold the most raffle tickets in the Little Miss category.  4-year-old Leigha Broccardo, the daughter of BreAnne Broccardo and Bruce Mansfield, won the Little Miss award for stage presence, while Segrest also won the award for best dressed, and Phillips also won most photogenic in the Little Miss category.

 

The Chillifest Junior Miss Pageant winner was Julie Wayman, the 10-year-old daughter of David and Jennifer Wayman.  First runner-up was Taryn Clarke, the 11-year-old daughter of Alicia and Tharin Clarke of Morrisonville, while second runner-up was 10-year-old Liberty Courtaway, the daughter of Shanda and Eric Courtaway.  Rilynne Segrest, the 9-year-old daughter of Heather and Shane Segrest, sold the most raffle tickets in the Junior Miss category.  Wayman also won the award for best stage presence, while Maliyah Reber, the 7-year-old daughter of Courtney Reber of Taylorville won the best dressed award, and 10-year-old Laynee Smith, the daughter of Halli and Andy Smith, won the Junior Miss award for most photogenic.

 

Hannah Chitwood, the 12-year-old daughter of Bev Chitwood, won the Teen Miss Chilli Pepper crown at Saturday’s Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest pageant.  First runner-up was Zarah Guzman, the 12-year-old daughter of Jessica Guzman, and second runner-up was Ella Hohenstein, the 12-year-old daughter of Neil and Elizabeth Hohenstein of Taylorville.  The “People’s Choice”, “Miss Congeniality”, and most photogenic awards went to Guzman, and Elizabeth Turley, the 12-year-old daughter of Wanda Turley and Donald Wilham, sold the most raffle tickets in the Teen Miss category.  Best interview winner was Hohenstein, while Turley also won the award for best stage presence, and Jory Wingo, the 14-year-old daughter of Jamie Gardner and Jacob Wingo, won the best dressed award.

 

In the Miss Chilli Pepper pageant at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chilllifest, the crown went to Alaina Deal, the 15-year-old daughter of Phil and Teri Deal.  She also won the “Miss Congeniality” award. First runner-up and the People’s Choice Award winner was Elizabeth Amyer, the 17-year-old daughter of Sherie and Randy Amyer, who also sold the most raffle tickets among the Miss candidates.  Second runner-up was Rachel Williams, the 16-year-old daughter of Kerri Williams.  Emily Leers, the 17-year-old daughter of Angie and Kevin Leers won the best interview award, while 15-year-old Faith Horton, daughter of Wess and Amanda Horton won the best stage presence award.  Best dressed in the Miss Chilli Pepper pageant was Hayden Baker, the 19-year-old daughter of Steve and Wendy Brookens, and Amber Feser, the 16-year-old daughter of Christina and Mario Garze, won the most photogenic award in the Miss category.

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE PIX:  8-year-old Jacob Smith (seated), the son of Bobbi and Bernadine Smith of Taylorville, was Little Mister Chilli Pepper.  First runner-up was 4-year-old Treven Owens (front row, 4th from the left), the son of Quincy Law and Tyler Owens, while second runner-up was 6-year-old Eli Whitlow (front row, second from left), the son of Amy and Robert Whitlow of Taylorville.  2018 Little Miss Carmen Vincent is front row, first from the left.  Back row, from the left:   2018 Miss Chilli Pepper Dariess Moreland, 2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Katelyn White, and 2018 Little Mister Silas Joyce.

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE PIX:  In the Chillifest Little Miss Chilli Pepper competition, the crown went to 6-year-old Camri Phillips (seated), the daughter of Jacob and Trish Phillips of Taylorville.  First runner-up was Harper Simmons (last on right), the 3-year-old daughter of Amanda Stewart and Blake Simmons of Taylorville, while second runner-up was Rayna Segrest (front left), the 4-year-old daughter of Heather Segrest of Morrisonville.  Back row, from the left:  2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Katelyn White, 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper Dariess Moreland,  and 2018 Little Mister Silas Joyce.  2018 Little Miss Chilli Pepper Carmen Vincent is front row, third from the left.

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE PIX:  The Chillifest Junior Miss Pageant winner was Julie Wayman (seated), the 10-year-old daughter of David and Jennifer Wayman.  First runner-up was Taryn Clarke (5th from the left), the 11-year-old daughter of Alicia and Tharin Clarke of Morrisonville, while second runner-up was 10-year-old Liberty Courtaway (first on the left), the daughter of Shanda and Eric Courtaway.  2018 Little Mister Silas Joyce is second from the left, 2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Katelyn White is third from the left, 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper Dariess Moreland is 4th from the left, and 2018 Little Miss Chilli Pepper Carmen Vincent is furthest to the right.

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE PIX:  Hannah Chitwood (seated), the 12-year-old daughter of Bev Chitwood, won the Teen Miss Chilli Pepper crown at Saturday’s Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest pageant.  First runner-up was Zarah Guzman (furthest right), the 12-year-old daughter of Jessica Guzman, and second runner-up was Ella Hohenstein (first from the left), the 12-year-old daughter of Neil and Elizabeth Hohenstein of Taylorville. 

 2018 Little Mister Silas Joyce is fourth from the left, 2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Katelyn White is second from the left, 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper Dariess Moreland is fifth from the left, and 2018 Little Miss Chilli Pepper Carmen Vincent is third from the left.

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE PIX:  In the Miss Chilli Pepper pageant at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chilllifest, the crown went to Alaina Deal (seated), the 15-year-old daughter of Phil and Teri Deal.  She also won the “Miss Congeniality” award. First runner-up was Elizabeth Amyer (right), the 17-year-old daughter of Sherie and Randy Amyer, who also sold the most raffle tickets among the Miss candidates.  Second runner-up was Rachel Williams (back row, first on the left), the 16-year-old daughter of Kerri Williams. 

2018 Little Mister Silas Joyce is back row and fourth from the left, 2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Katelyn White is back row and third from the left, 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper Dariess Moreland is back row and 2nd from the left, and 2018 Little Miss Chilli Pepper Carmen Vincent is front row at the left.

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