|2013 Mum Queen Court Selected|
|Written by Claire Price|
|Wednesday, 18 September 2013 00:00|
The Tippecanoe High School Performing Arts Center was the proud setting of the 55th Annual Tipp City Mum Festival Queen’s Pageant.
Held on Saturday, September 14, 2013, Tom Holl once again served as an entertaining Master of Ceremonies. The Mum Queen’s Pageant is chaired by Jennifer Tennant with co-chair Tina VanHoose. Angie Bellar choreographed the contestants’ opening number and Lori Bishop was modeling instructor. Total Image Salon & Day Spa worked hard behind the scenes to enhance the contestants’ natural beauty by doing hair and makeup. Fourteen young ladies from Tippecanoe, Troy, Troy Christian, and Northmont graced the stage with poise, elegance, confidence, and talent. The judges, Ashley Helmer, Russ Thayer, Amy Blanton, and Cathy Barrow had the arduous task of choosing the 2013 Mum Queen. 2012 Mum Queen, Haley Winblad along with Emma Moore, Pure American Little Miss Ohio helped crown the Queen and her court. The 2013 Mum Queen’s Court is: Queen and Talent Winner Margo Shininger, 1st Attendant Jennell Chumney, 2nd Attendant Lauren Johnson, 3rd Attendant Haley Sanders, and Congeniality Winner Clara Kleptz.
The 2013 Little Miss and Mr. Mum Pageant took place before the Mum Queen’s Pageant. Twenty-one young girls and boys between the ages of 4-7 took the stage to show off costumes to match the festival theme How the West was Mum’d. Each contestant answer questions about their lives and families. Cowboys, cowgirls, saloon girls, and sheriffs all waited to find out who would leave the stage in crowns and receive their goody bags. While waiting, they entertained the audience by singing the Alphabet Song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star with 2012 Mum Queen Haley Winblad. The 2013 Little Miss and Mr. Mum are Kara Freeman and Evan Addis. Kara is four years old, the daughter of Ryan and Jessica Freeman from Arcanum. Evan is also 4 years old and the son of Larry and Amy Addis from Greenvile.