The 49th Little Miss Valentine title was claimed by Ella Faith Kesey in the pageant presented by Morrison Ruritan on Saturday at Morrison School.
Miss Kesey is the 5-year-old daughter of Clent and Lynette Kesey. The blue-eyed beauty enjoys church activities, gymnastics, soccer and playing with her American Girl dolls.
Joining her in the court are contestants Stella Burks, daughter of Matt and Susan Burks, first; Tenlee Cate Medley, daughter of Jay and Chancy Medley, second; Breelee Raine Bates, daughter of Travis Bates and Brittany Montgomery, third; and Sarah Jane Pirtle, daughter of Chris and Tammy Pirtle, fourth.
The Peoples Choice Award was presented to Jacey Bree Spakes, 3 ½, and daughter of Jackee Marsh Spakes.
After the initial introduction and beauty walk for the contestants, the judges chose a Top 8. In addition to the court, others making the list include: Hollyn Caroline Fuston, daughter of Brandon and Kara Fuston; Harper Monroe Patrick, daughter of Jerry and Kandice Patrick, and Krymsen Aisley Kovach, daughter of Karen Kominos.
Ryan Moore served as the master of ceremonies, with contestants ushered by Samuel Smith and Trigg Culwell.