Bonnet contest brings color, Easter spirit to Grand Central Mall
VIENNA — The Mid-Ohio Valley’s 10th annual Easter Parade Bonnet Contest judging and announcement of winners was Thursday at Grand Central Mall in front of the Pottery Place.
There were a record number (37) of registered contestants. The winners rode on the Grand Central Mall Train with the Easter Bunny and the participants paraded behind them around the mall food court.
4 years old and under: Pre-K and Under
* Most Beautiful: Britlyn Hunt
* Most Creative: Adler Morrison
5-11 years old: Elementary Age
* Most Beautiful: Peyton Gregory
* Most Creative: Zoe Staats
18 years old and older Adults:
* Most Beautiful: Tiona Burge
* Most Creative: Marsha Mueller
* Favorite Choice: Veronica Fields
Members of the bonnet contest committee were Kiki Angelos, MJ Ayson-Lemon, Carrie Carlson, Kaye Tallman and Debby Nesselroad.
Prize sponsors were Big Sandy Super Store: 50-inch flat screen TV for the “Favorite Choice” winner prize; Texas Roadhouse: free meal gift cards; Chick-Fil-A: free meal gift cards; Auntie Anne’s Pretzels: free pretzel cards, and The Pottery Place: Bisqueware Baskets.
Prize baskets, valued at over $100 each, were created by Ayson-Lemon from the Pottery Place.
Judges were Pam Myers: Parkersburg Mayor’s Office; Kasey Synder: Parkersburg Art Center Board; and Kelly Cartwright: Parkersburg Art Center Board.
Host sponsors were Grand Central Mall: venue, set up and bonnets for Children’s Divisions; The Pottery Place: craft supplies and bonnets for Children’s Divisions; the Parkersburg Art Center: craft supplies for Children’s Divisions.