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Free Fair baby contest

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Parents, grandparents and other proud family members took plenty of videos and photos at the Baby Show.
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Baby royalty at the Fayette County Free Fair wore or toyed with their crowns after Thursday evening’s Baby Show.The Little Fair Princess is Lucy Sparks, left, the 7 1/2-month-old daughter of Jerri and Nathan Sparks, and theLittle Fair Prince is Levi Kemp, the 9-month-old son of Bob and Jessica Kemp.
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Gregory Jackson Jr. helps his daughter, 10-month-old Madysyn Decatur, during her time in front of the judges at the Baby Show. Judges awardedher runner-up Little Fair Princess.
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The lone entrant in the theme category, Kastyn Harrison, came dressed as Horton, the elephant. Kastynis being held by mom, Chelsea McClure. For this catgory in the Baby Show, babies had to be dressed as a character from a Dr. Seuss book, such as Horton Hears a Who.

By BOB HANSEN - bhansen@newsexaminer.com

Babies and their fawning, face-making, waving adults filled the John H. Miller Community Center gym Thursday evening for the annual Fayette County Baby Show.

Organized by the Hope Center, the contest drew 61 entrants, said Jennifer Young, the Hope Center’s executive director, who served as the announcer. Sixty of the babies came in white onesies, and one came dressed as Horton, the elephant in Horton Hears a Who, a Dr. Seuss book.

Class by class, they came to a row of chairs lined up in front of the judges, who picked winners in each grouping. Group winners then competed with each other for king and queen.

Crowned as the Little Fair Princess was Lucy Sparks, the 7 1/2-month-old baby of Jerri and Nathan Sparks. The runner-up was Madysyn Decatur, 10 months, the daughter of Renee Decatur and Greg Jackson Jr.

Nine-month-old Levi Kemp became the new Little Fair Prince. He’s the son of Jessica and Bob Kemp. Runner-up Little Fair Prince was Mason, the son of Michaela Peters and Kyle Walton.

Winners and their parents in each category are listed.

Twins: Avery and Novi, Analisa Wildridge and Johnathan Kuhn.

Boys, born between Aug. 1-Oct. 31, 2017: first, Levi, son of Bob and Jessica Kemp; second, Declan, son of Summer Dixon and Dakota Scott.

Girls, born between Aug. 1-Oct. 31, 2017: first, Madysyn, daughter of Renee Decatur and Greg Jackson Jr.; second, Sallie, daughter of Stephen and Casey Hodapp.

Boys, born between Nov. 1, 2017-Jan. 31, 2018: first, Mason, son of Michaela Peters and Kyle Walton; second, Jacob, son of Danielle Lubbers and Jacob Precht.

Girls, born between Nov. 1, 2017-Jan. 31, 2018: fist, Lucy, daughter of Jerri and Nathan Sparks; second, Madilyn, daughter of Jennifer Keal.

Boys, born Feb. 1-April 30, 2018: first, Zaden, son of Madison Meyers; second, Landon, son of Savannah Graham and Zachery Rybolt.

Girls, born Feb. 1-April 30, 2018: first, Aubrey, daughter of Shalyn Neukam and Adam Sams; second, Chloe, daughter of Justice Mitchell and Brady Parker.

Boys, born May 1-July 31, 2018: first, Jacob, son of Heather Miller and Jack Bailey; second, Carson, son of Hailey Davidson.

Girls, born May 1-July 31, 2018: first, Kynslee, daughter of Shelbie Hall and Blake Highlander; second, Layla, daughter of Ashlee Miers.

Theme class: Kastyn, with parents Chelsea McClure and Jordan Harrison.