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VanArsdalen named Little Miss 2015


Trish Bennett, Editor

Pictured (from left) are first attendant Chloe Riffle; Little Miss Ava VanArsdalen; and second attendant Kenzington Younkin. (Photo by Trish Bennett)

CIRCLEVILLE – Ava VanArsdalen, age 6, was named Little Miss Pumpkin Show 2015 at the contest held Wednesday afternoon at the 109th Circleville Pumpkin Show.

VanArsdalen, a student at HIS Academy, is the daughter of Ryan and Courtney VanArsdalen and was sponsored by Guardian Home Inspections.

Her court includes first attendant Chloe Riffle, 6, daughter of Shashona Fisher of Kingston; and second attendant Kenzington Younkin, 7, the daughter of Trevor and Nichole Younkin of Lockbourne.

Riffle attends Zane Trace Elementary School and was sponsored by Conn’s Chips.

Younkin attends Scioto Elementary School in the Teays Valley district and was sponsored by Chase Bank.

A total of 130 girls competed for the title this year in the contest judged by Anne Guggisberg of the Ohio Swiss Festival in Sugarcreek, Kitty Keller of the Sweetcorn Festival in Millersport and Jim Shumway of the Parade of the Hills in Nelsonville.

Gift bag contributors for the Little Miss winners were TransCounty Title Agency, The Savings Bank, Circleville Pumpkin Show Souvenir Booth, Wittich’s Candy Shop, Amanda Furniture Antique and Craft Mall, Lora Elaine’s Nail Studio, Gibby’s Eatery & Sports Bar, Cakes by Marsha (Marsha Few), Kingston National Bank, Classicutters, Wagner’s Flowers, Block’s Shoes, Ellery S. Elick Pickaway County Treasurer, R&M Tires, Maggie & Me, Jack Pine Studio, The Circleville Herald, Uniquely Yours, Pizza Cottage of Circleville, Pickaway County Community Action, Citizens Land Title, Berger Health System, Scioto Valley Coffee, Susan Dickey-Beckley Realtor, The Family Dental Center of Circleville, The Wrinkled Rabbit, R.L. Collins & Co., The Milton Banking Company, Adena Health Center of Circleville, Circleville Noon Rotary, Judy Wolford Pickaway County Prosecutor, Creative Chaos, Lindsey’s Bakery, Just In Time Lawn Care (Justin Jacobs), Especially For You, JM Printing & Graphics, Sweet T’s Custom Apparel, The Pickaway County Commissioners and Health Care Logistics.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal