Nine youths competing for title of Oktoberfest prince and princess


Seven girls and two boys are busy collecting donations in hopes of winning the 2019 Seymour Oktoberfest prince and princess contest.

The girls vying for the princess title are Kinsley Osborn, 9, daughter of Kirstie and Joe Osborn; Isabella Gerth, 7, daughter of Ashley and Derek Gerth; Alyssa Caceres, 10, daughter of Tabitha and Alan Caceres; Jacklyn Cole, 6, and Ashlyn Cole, 6, daughters of Ashley and Brandon Cole; Letty Darlage, 6, daughter of Lisa and Mike Darlage; and Lily Froedge, 7, daughter of Alicia and Todd Froedge.

The boys signed up for the prince contest are David Mullins, 6, son of Dustin and Kayla Mullins and Holtyn Hudson, 6, son of Sharon Harrison.

All money has to be turned in at Old National Bank by 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Then at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, the contestants will be recognized on the north stage at Third and Chestnut streets in downtown Seymour. The winning prince and princess are determined by who raises the most money.

After the crownings, prizes will be distributed to each of the contestants who turned in money.

The final task will be participating in the Oktoberfest parade at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 5.

Beta Kappa chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sponsors the contest. Residents of Jackson County between the ages of 6 and 10 are eligible to participate.

Funds raised will benefit various Beta Kappa philanthropic projects, including Jackson County United Way, Community Provisions of Jackson County, Anchor House Family Assistance Center and Pantry, Easter Seals and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Alzheimer’s Association and other local worthy causes.

For information about the contest, contact Beth White at 812-445-3815.

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