ARCANUM – Little Mr. Yesteryear plans to be a cowboy when he grows up; Little Miss Yesteryear is going to be a superhero. Her favorite food is a tuna noodle casserole; his is hot dogs. About the only thing the two youngsters agree on is blue is their favorite color.
Brayden Barnes, 4, wearing an old-fashioned golfing outfit, the son of Scott Barnes and Melissa Gaspar, was crowned Little Mr. Yesteryear at Arcanum Old Fashioned Days May 16. Kymmeri Joslin, 6, wearing a homemade Victorian gown, the daughter of Nate and Misty Joslin, was crowned Little Miss Yesteryear.
First runner-up Little Mr. was Pacey Miller, 3, son of Shelley Miller. Second runner-up was CJ Michael, 3, son of Chris and Jodi Michael. First runner-up Little Miss was Marissa Louis, 6, daughter of Matt and Laralee Louis. Second runner-up was Danicka Michael, 6, daughter of Chris and Jodi Michael.
The Little Mr. & Miss Yesteryear competition was conducted by Amber Profitt of Yes Deere Hair & Nail Boutique. Also among the eight boys competing were Owen Davis, Joey Clopp, Seth Richard, Wyatt Lindsey and Daniel Davis. Also among the 14 girls competing were Emily Jamison, Breanna Hill, Lola Sando, Georgianna Rausch, Ellie Sands, Sierra Johnson, Brookelynn Louis, Payton Brewer, Claire Simpson, Glori Mae Rausch and Haddie Gilpin.
The Little Mr. & Miss Yesteryear competition took place immediately following the Arcanum Old Fashioned Days Parade. Best parade entry went to Terry Clark, Friends of Bears Mill volunteer, in his vintage fire truck. Old Fashioned Days offered visitors their first taste of fair food for the 2015 season. It also included a petting zoo, a kiddie tractor pull and carnival rides. Worthy of note were three young ladies – Zoey and Lydia Ayette and Kara Wright – who proved entrepreneurship was alive and well with their lemonade and cookie stand.
PHOTO CAPTION: The Little Mr. & Miss Yesteryear winners for Arcanum Old Fashioned Days are Brayden Barnes, 4, son of Scott Barnes and Melissa Gaspar, and Kymmeri Joslin, 6, daughter of Nate & Misty Joslin. (Bob Robinson photo)