ANSONIA—Aven Moody and Keaton Horst were named Little Miss and Mr. Red, White and Blue at the Ansonia Fourth of July pageant on Friday.
They were among 15 contenders, nine girls and six boys. Girls competing were Lilia-May Shimp, Skylar Partin, Kaelyn Waymire, Jovie Walters, Winnie Walters, Zoe Young, Oaklynn Seager and Allison Horst. Boys competing were Julian Shimp, Easton Thwaits, Oliver Seger, Isaac Seger and Milo Nester.
The Little Miss is the daughter of Robby and Ashley Moody and Little Mr. is the son of Erin and Keith Horst.
The contestants were interviewed onstage by Kathy Cline. Judges were Kami Phlipot, Jessica Riffle and Ashley Gilpin. Amber Gelhaus and Sara Smith organized the event this year.