Julia Grace Curtis was crowned the new Autumn Sweetheart Saturday night at the conclusion of the annual pageant held at the county complex auditorium.
Curtis is the twelve year old daughter of Bruce and Amy Curtis of Smithville. She succeeds the retiring Autumn Sweetheart Morgan Faith Green, the fourteen year old daughter of Suzanne and Jon Harrison of Smithville.
The beauty contest, sponsored by the Smithville Business and Professional Women's Club, featured nine contestants, ages eleven to fourteen.
First runner-up in the pageant was Brooklyn Storm Estes, the thirteen year old daughter of Chris and Shanna Bogle of Smithville.
Sarah Anne Colwell, the thirteen year old daughter of Christie and Trent Colwell of Smithville was the second runner-up.
Third runner-up went to Anna Rachel Blair, the twelve year old daughter of Keith and Amanda Blair of Smithville.
Eleven year old Payton Brook Bowman was the fourth runner-up. She is the daughter of Mike and Lisa Bowman of Smithville.
Abigail Hope Taylor was named Miss Congeniality. She is the thirteen year old daughter of Ken and Cindy Taylor of Smithville.
The other contestants were Kaitlyn Ann George of Smithville, the eleven year old daughter of Ashley and Frankie Bryant and Jeff and Kim Walls of Chapel Hill; Mary Grace King, the eleven year old daughter of Scott and Michelle King of Smithville; and Sophia Mahan, the eleven year old daughter of David and Melody Mahan of Dowelltown.
(Group Photo: left to right- Payton Brook Bowman (4th runner-up), Sarah Anne Colwell (2nd runner-up), Queen Julia Grace Curtis, Brooklynn Storm Estes (1st runner-up), and Anna Rachel Blair (3rd runner-up)
Ten year old Ellisyn Kelsey Cripps is the 2013 Autumn Princess
Cripps, daughter of Troy and Jamie Cripps of Smithville, succeeds the retiring Autumn Princess, Addison Jean Puckett, the nine year old daughter of Jimmy and Anita Puckett of Smithville.
The pageant, featuring fifteen girls ages seven to ten, was sponsored by the Smithville Business and Professional Women's Club and held Saturday at the DeKalb County Complex auditorium.
First runner-up was Madison Rae Rackley, the ten year old daughter of Gordon and Jessica Rackley of Smithville.
Second runner-up was ten year old Alexis Grace Atnip, the daughter of Veronica Atnip of Smithville.
Eight year old Allyson Roxanne Fuller, daughter of Anthony and Amanda Fuller of Baxter was named third runner-up.
Natalie Morgan Snipes was fourth runner-up. She is the nine year old daughter of Tim and Michelle Snipes of Smithville.
Korrin Michelle Therrien was named Miss Manners. She is the nine year old daughter of Terese Therrien Pena and Oscar Pena of Smithville
Rounding out the top ten were Alexis Danyelle Rigsby, the eight year old daughter of April Rigsby of Smithville; Haidyn Renee Hale, the nine year old daughter of Chad and Melissa Hale of Smithville; Madison Dawson, the seven year old daughter of Jarred and Jamie Dawson of Smithville; Kenlee Renae Taylor, the eight year old daughter of Ken and Cindy Taylor of Smithville; and Zoi Hale, the seven year old daughter of Becky Harris and Justin Hale of Watertown.
Others participating in the pageant were: Malayna Nichole Nokes, the ten year old daughter of Brandy and Jeff Nokes of Old Temperance Hall Road; Allie Joy Wilbur, the nine year old daughter of Andrew and Caitlin Wilber of Smithville; Savanna Murphy, the seven year old daughter of Brian and Stephanie Leist of Smithville; and Sayla Yvonne Cantrell, the eight year old daughter of Stefan Cantrell and Heather White of Smithville.
(Group Picture: left to right- Natalie Morgan Snipes (4th runner-up), Alexis Grace Atnip (2nd runner-up), Queen Ellisyn Kelsey Cripps, Madison Rae Rackley (1st runner-up), and Allyson Roxanne Fuller ( 3rd runner-up)