The annual Washington County Fair Baby Contest was held this afternoon at Bradie M. Shrum Elementary School with a crowd of over 120. 

According to Baby Contest Superintendent Becky White, nearly 70 children were entered. 

Winners were:


Girls, 0-6 Months

  • Tessa Rose Kaelin
  • Parents – Robert and Keisha Kaelin 


Boys, 0-6 Months

  • Talon Jacob Craig Friedmeyer
  • Parents – Kristen Sapcut and Jacob Freidmeyer


Girls, 7-12 Months

  • Lila Dysart
  • Angela and Phillip Dysart

Boys, 7-12 Months

  • Kaiser Fentress
  • Parents – Tony and Ashley Fentress

Girls, 13-18 Months

  • Braylee Nova Ann Bush
  • Parents – Bethany Bush


Boys, 13-18 Months

  • Elisha Souder
  • Parents – Micah and Heather Souder

Girls, 19-24 Months

  • Adalyn Marrs
  • Parents – Anna and Adam Marrs

Boys, 19-24 Months

  • Joseph Moore
  • Parents – Morgan and Josh Moore

Girls, 25-30 Months

  • Karmen Harp
  • Parents – Kayla and Derek Harp

Boys, 25-30 Months

  • Zander Weymouth
  • Parents – Nick and Chassie Weymouth

Girls, 31-36 Months

  • Ruth Irene Bowers
  • Parents – Beth and Brian Bowers

White would like to thank the sponsors of the event. 

“We couldn’t do events like this without the help of our local and regional sponsors,” said White. “They provided items for the goodie bags for all our contestants. I want to thank the Salem School corporation for allowing us to hold the event here and the custodians and staff for their help.”

They are: Clark Memorial Hospital, Baptist Floyd Hospital, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Dairy Queen, 3 Stories Trading Company, Linck’s Clothing, City of Salem Parks and Recreation, The Gideons, Hoosier Hills PACT and Salem Jay C Store and WSLM. 

Cheryl Lee Photographer took pictures of the babies in the contest and will be donating a 5×7″ photograph to each winner.