Greg Webb, at center, was the winner of the Applefest apple pie eating contest, taking home a $100 prize. Other winners included Caidyn Johnson as Snow White, winning a $25 prize; Rhonda Clevenger, Marionville Idol; Cindy Pritchett, husband calling; and Mason Clevenger, sexy legs. [Photos by Kathy Urschel]
Among the many trophy winners at the car show at the Marionville Applefest was Randy Lourenco, of Springfield, taking home the trophy for the best rat rod. Lourenco, at right, received the trophy from car show organizer Jeremy Coker, owner of The Compound in Marionville, at left. [Photos by Kathy Urschel
Playing cowboys and Indians was this trio of horseback riders in the parade at the Marionville Applefest.
Winner of the Miss Apple Dumpling contest at the Marionville Applefest, for girls ages 6 through 9, was MaKenna Hartwigsen, at center, the daughter of Kenny and Michelle Hartwigsen, sponsored by Century 21 Family Tree of Aurora. MaHaylee Dotson-Monroe, at right, was the first runner-up, daughter of Willie Dotson-Monroe, Jennifer Rust and Linda Buhler. She was sponsored by Barton's Service Center in Aurora. The second runner-up was Lillian Burk, at left, daughter of Lance and Andrea Burk, sponsored by Colley Feed in Sarcoxie. [Photo by 2 Chix Photography]
These two one-year-olds were introduced at Applefest and told they were be significant to each other in the future. So the children did what came natural and kissed. This was the first meeting of Crus Lourenco and Ashlynn Edmondson.