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Infants center of attention at County Fair parade

Baby talk

OBSERVER Photo by Mary Heyl Pictured from left to right are this year’s winners of the Chautauqua County Fair Baby Parade: Colton Thompson of Forestville; Vivianne Cerny of Butler, Pennsylvania; Meadow Couchman of Forestville; Evelyn Skelly of Dunkirk; EldaAnn Nolloth of Bemus Point; Salvatore Schroen of Brocton; Callum Drummond of Fredonia; and Carver Mierzwa of Forestville.
OBSERVER Photo by Mary Heyl Carver Mierzwa of Forestville, who slept through the entire parade, won the prize for quietest baby.

With just eight participants, the Chautauqua County Fair Baby Parade was a bit smaller than usual; however, eight judging categories meant that every baby was a winner on Thursday.

The parade, which is open to all babies under the age of two, took place at the Arthur R. Maytum Family Theater. Each baby was assigned a number to be carried during the parade as judges Sylvia Bisa, Jackie Pawlak and Martha Woolley made their decisions. This year’s parade consisted of four boys and four girls, and the winners were as follows:

Most masculine: Colton Thompson of Forestville; Most feminine: Vivianne Cerny of Butler, Pennsylvania; Most mischievous: Meadow Couchman of Forestville; Most serious: Evelyn Skelly of Dunkirk; Friendliest: EldaAnn Nolloth of Bemus

Point; Best smile: Salvatore Schroen of Brocton; Most energetic: Callum Drummond of Fredonia; and Quietest: Carver Mierzwa of Forestville.

Each participant received a gift bag of prizes sponsored by the fair, as well as a check for $25, also sponsored by the fair.

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