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Fall Fest Pageants
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Winning awards in the Autumn Sweetheart pageant Saturday were, from left, second runner-up Brooklyn Ann Ponder, Queen Jenna Elizabeth Wright and first runner-up Isabella Faith Rackley.
The annual Smithville Business & Professional Women’s Fall Fest Pageants took place Saturday at the DeKalb County Community Complex, crowning all the new victors in the event which drew 23 young ladies this year.In ages ranging from two years to 18 years old, judges Sarah Kinnaird – a 12-year beauty pageant veteran - and Kayln Victoria Conner had the tough job of deciding the winners in the five categories including Tiny Autumn Princess, Autumn Miss, Autumn Princess, Autumn Sweetheart and Fall Fest Queen. Also helping out was the 2017 Fairest of the Fair Tyra Graham.This year’s Fall Fest Queen went to 14-year old Ellisyn Kelsey Cripps of Smithville. Cripps is the daughter of Troy and Jamie Cripps.