Oh, baby!

By on October 18, 2017

The Manheim Community Farm Show baby parade was held Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Manheim Farm Show. Judging categories included floats, wheeled vehicles, walkers, and decorated wagons.

Elowyn Cromley – Gnome Sweet Gnome

Winners in each category were as follows:


Most Outstanding Float

Little Engine – Karsen and Ace Peters


Most Outstanding Wheeled Vehicle

Li’l Zig’s Safari – Olivia, Elliana, Rowen, and Keegan Ziegler


Most Outstanding Child Walking

Be Unique, Be A Unicorn – Tallulah Shaub and Reese Manz

(Photos by Rochelle Shenk)

Tabitha Christian with her son, Landen Weir, prepare for the baby parade with their entry, The Baby Claw.

Child Walking Fancy Dress

First Place: Chiquita Bonitas – Claire Jackson and Wren Hoffert

Second Place: Pretty Peacock – Natalie Hoover


Child Walking Impersonating A Nursery Rhyme

First Place: Lilo & Stitch – Ian Parke and Laela Ortiz-Alvarado

Second Place: Robot – Riley Deflame

Third Place: Superheroes – Caleb and Peter Brubaker

Fourth Place: Tinker Bell – Shelby Deflame

Fifth Place: Fancy Nancy – Sarah Brubaker

Reece Weaver – Wonder of the Sea.

Child Walking Miscellaneous

First Place: Late For Bingo – Addy Trovinger and Lyla Knerr

Second Place: Christmas Tree Angel – Marcella Hess

Third Place: Our Li’l Trooper – Archer Grissinger


Best Decorated Wagon

First Place: No Troll Left Behind – Amiya Heisey and Zayden Almodovar

Second Place: Sam-A-Saurus Rex – Sam Pastor

Third Place: Rapunzel – Mallory Brown

Fourth Place: USMC – McKenzie and Emma McCann

Fifth Place: Wild One – Hayden Basore

Claire Jackson (left) and Wren Hoffert – Chiquita Bonitas

Best Red Wagon With A Platform

First Place: A Bunny’s Garden – Brooklyn and Kolton Yeagle

Second Place: Wonder of the Sea – Reece Weaver

Third Place: Moana – Hailey Beiler

Fourth Place: The Most Decorated Olympian – Brantley Forry

Fifth Place: Fred Flintstone & Barney Rubble – Wyatte and Morgan Myers


Best Decorated Stroller

First Place: The Baby Claw – Landen Weir

Second Place: Gnome Sweet Gnome – Elowyn Cromley

The 2016 “Trolls” movie was the inspiration for this baby parade entry – No Troll Left Behind, with Zayden Almodovar (left) and Amiya Heisey.

Miscellaneous Float

First Place: Charlotte’s Web – Jaxson and Everly Sweitzer

Second Place: Cat vs. Mouse – Cash Weikel and Gage and Finn Garber

Third Place: Landis Law-Enforcement – Harold and Brayden Landis

Lyla Knerr (left) and Addy Trovinger won first place in the Child Walking Miscellaneous category at the Manheim Community Farm Show Baby Parade with this entry, entitled “Late for Bingo.”

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