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Miniature king and queen contestants prepare for Ottoville Park Carnival

July 16, 2013

The 51st annual Ottoville Park Carnival will include the selection of the 2013 Ottoville Park Carnival Miniature King and Queen on Saturday, August 31st at 12:00 Noon. This is a new date for the coronation, as traditionally the crowing has been held on Sunday prior to the parade.


Last year was the first year for the Miniature King and Queen Contest. The royalty that will be turning over their crowns are the 2012 Park Carnival Miniature King, Damien Gudakunst, son of Chris Griner and Kerri Stevens and the 2012 Park Carnival Miniature Queen, Destinie Davis, daughter of Will and Kim Davis.


This year’s Miniature Queen contestants are Brittany Becker, daughter of Kelly Becker; Evalee Brinkman, daughter of Kandis Brinkman and Phil Brinkman; Miah Griner, daughter of Chris Griner and Kerri Stevens; Tara Heitmeyer, daughter of Troy and Laura Heitmeyer and Alivia Hilvers, daughter of Alan and Kim Hilvers.


The candidates for the 2013 Miniature King contest include Carson Hunter, son of Bill and Christine Hunter; Trent Kortokrax, son of David and Michelle Kortokrax; Preston Mansfield, son of Stan and Dawn Mansfield and Noah Sellers, son of Stephen & Sheena Sellers.


Any boy or girl in the Ottoville Local School district in the first, second and third grade are eligible to compete for the title of Ottoville Park Carnival Miniature King and Queen. The participants from last year’s court raised over $9,030.15. Prizes awarded last year included a 50” Plasma Panasonic Television, “Epic” Holland Grill, Great Wolf Lodge Package and two OSU Football Tickets.


Candidates sell tickets for the Entertainment Package Raffle and the girl and boy selling the highest dollar volume of tickets is declared the winner. First, second and third place winners for both the Miniature King and Miniature Queen contest will receive Toys-R-Us gift certificates.


Prizes for this year’s Entertainment Package Raffle include the following: first prize- Apple iPad Mini; second prize- Gas and Charcoal Smoker Grill; third prize – Hot Air Balloon Ride, fourth prize – two OSU Football Tickets. Ticket prices are $5.00 each or three for $10.00. To purchase tickets, you can contact any of the miniature King and Queen candidates or tickets can also be purchased Labor Day weekend at the information booth at the Ottoville Park Carnival.





Ottoville Junior King and Queen contestants


Ottoville Junior King and Queen contestants