A standing-room-only crowd filled the Six Mile Run Fire Hall Wednesday evening to see Bailey Rae Nicklow, 6, of Huntingdon be crowed the 2019 Huntingdon County Firemen’s Association Little Princess.
The pageant was the continuation of the annual Huntingdon County Firemen’s Association Convention, which kicked off Sunday with a memorial service. Six Mile Run Fire Co. is hosting this year’s gathering.
Newton-Wayne Fire Co. Little Princess Jazlynn Jenkins was named first runner-up while Emerson Waters, representing the Shade Gap Volunteer Fire Co., was named second runner-up. The trio joined 13 other contestants who were all vying for the coveted title.
Pageant emcee Danielle Lynn, a teacher in the Tussey Mountain School District, welcomed a large audience of parents, grandparents and others who turned out for the 40-minute-long pageant. She introduced pageant judges Andrea Wagner, Olivia Hippensteel and Brooklyn Summers.
Lynn introduced each contestant and the company they represented as they were seated. She then began to ask each contestant to tell the audience where they attended school and what they liked to do.
Each contestant was then asked to choose a question from a basket.
Nicklow stated she attends Southside Elementary and likes riding bikes, swimming, playing with her brother Luke and other neighborhood kids and watching movies. She also likes soccer, basketball and cheerleading in the fall.
When asked if she saw a friend playing with matches or a light, what would she do? “I would tell them to stop,” she said.
Nicklow is the daughter of Jason and Kimberly Nicklow of Huntingdon.
Jenkins, 8, attends Mount Union-Kistler Elementary School and is the daughter of Jenn and Dustin Jenkins. Her hobbies include swimming, playing piano, camping and boating and soccer, cheerleading and basketball.
Waters attends Shade Gap Elementary School and is the daughter of Shawn and Lindsey Waters of Shade Gap. Her hobbies include hunting, coloring, riding four-wheelers, riding bikes, swimming and reading, spending time with family and friends and taking horse lessons.
The 2018 Little Princess, Eden Detwiler, was introduced and offered a farewell address. Detwiler thanked everyone for their support of her during her reign as little princess.
She spoke of the many great opportunities she was given and that she met many nice girls from different parts of the county, participated in and cheered on others in convention games and rode in many parades. She was also fortunate to ring bells for the Salvation Army at Christmas.
“I would like to congratulate all this year’s contestants for participating in the pageant. I hope the winner has a great experience like I did,” she said.
Other contestants included: Sydney Ulcine, Alexandria; Lorraine Cramer, Mapleton; Farrah Norris, Petersburg; Avarie Rhodes, Mount Union; McKenzi Harpster, Shavers Creek; Trinity Grissinger, Three Springs; Brielle Swab, RW&BT; Kendyl Wilson, Mill Creek; Jocelyn Inch, Trough Creek; Parker Brown, Saxton; Chloe White, Six Mile Run; Kirstin Everhart, HRFR; and Quinn Horne, Orbisonia-Rockhill EMS.
The convention continues tonight with EMS games.
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