The Little Miss-Mr. Sternwheel Pageant set for Friday

MARIETTA — The Little Miss-Mr. Sternwheel Pageant will be 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Lafayette Hotel ballroom in downtown Marietta.

The pageant is open to the public.

Contestants between the ages of 5-8 years will be judged on poise, appearance, public speaking and personal interview. The winners will receive banners, trophies, gift cards from WesBanco and other prizes.

They will be the train and crown bearer for the crowning of the 2018 Queen Genevieve on Saturday evening at the Ohio River Levee.

The contestants include:

* Devonna White, Marietta, daughter of Monica and Travis White

* Jayda Haynes, daughter of Todd and Kristy Haynes of Little Hocking

* Bryla Dowler, daughter of Brandi Dowler and Josh Ayers

* Sophie Jackson, Marietta

* Brookelynn Blair, daughter of Courtney Blair of Marietta

* Reese Wilson, daughter of Bill and Bobbie Wilson of Belpre

* Madeline Keller, daughter of Darin and Jessica Keller of Wshington, W.Va.

* Lyza Miller, daughter of Bethanie Michaud and Andrew Miller of Marietta

* Payton Murphy, daughter of Trista Murphy of Newport

* Gloria Choleva, daughter of Ryan and Abbie Choleva of Marietta

* Karter Fry, son of Sabrina Jackson and John Fry of Belpre

* Garrett Jackson, son of Cassie and Chris Jackson of Marietta

* Adrian “AJ” Poellot, son of Victoria Poellot-Tauber of Parkersburg

* Joey Dalzell, son of Julie Janick of Chandlersville, Ohio

* Benjamin “Parker” Wilson, son of Kevin and Ashley Wilson of Belpre

* Carter Wilson, son of Kevin and Ashley Wilson of Belpre