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  • Courtesy: Whitley County BABE

  • Austin Wood

  • Brenleigh Smethers

  • Conrad Stahl

  • Emma Tucker

  • Grayson Meeks

  • Jadyn Beverforden

  • Lindsey Kelley

  • Parker Hiatt

Saturday, August 05, 2017 1:19 pm

Verbatim: Whitley County BABE Raises Over $4400 During Annual 4-H Fair Photo Contest

The following was released on Sat., August 5 by Whitley County BABE: 

COLUMBIA CITY, IN - Almost as famous as 4-H Fair Ice Cream is the annual BABE Photo Contest. For 9 years now, Whitley County BABE has had a presence all week long at Whitley County's 4H Fair. "The tent on the hill", as many call it, is where you could find almost 100 photos of Whitley County's cutest kids. Over the course of the week over 4400 votes were cast in the way of pennies, dimes, dollars and even online donations. Each cent counted as one vote. The winners were recently announced on BABE's Facebook page:

0-1 year old winners:

2-3 year old winners:
Lindsey with 9,375 votes (Parent: Anna Bear) Parker with 6,500 votes (Parent: Shaina Hiatt)

4-5 year old winners:
Brenleigh with 805 votes (Parents: Bryan & Danielle Smethers) Grayson with 12,002 votes (Parent: Brooke Meeks)

6-9 year old winners:
Conrad with 13,662 votes (Parents: Wes & Jacie Stahl) Emma with 3,452 votes (Parents: Jeremiah & Laura Tucker) 

Proceeds of this annual fundraiser will benefit the smallest members of Whitley County through incentive programs to encourage parents to participate in preventative and prenatal care during pregnancy and early childhood development.