There’s a new Little Miss Harvest in town.
Judges crowned eight-year-old Sophie Allen, of Avonport, Little Miss Harvest Fest 2012 after two contestants presented short speeches in front of a crowd of about 30 at a Harvest Tea hosted in the Hantsport Fire Hall Oct. 20.
Nine-year-old Paige Sheffield, of Hantsport, was named first child in waiting.
Harvest Tea emcee Princess Hantsport 2012 Leah Price shared a message the town’s first Little Miss Harvest Fest, Isabelle Lawrence, sent from her new home in Alberta.
Isabelle wished the Little Miss Harvest Fest participants luck, and said crown contenders can go into the tea expecting the unexpected.
“When I decided to run for Little Miss Harvest Festival last year, I was nervous and excited. I did not think I was going to win so, when I heard my name, I almost cried,” Price read.
“It also showed that anyone can win,” the letter continued, earning a round of laughter and applause from tea goers.
Before the results were announced, Price commended both girls for having the courage to run for Little Miss Harvest Fest.
“You may not realize, or understand it now, but the experience you gain now will help you grow in confidence, poise and self esteem.”
The Little Miss Harvest Festival tea is a celebration of all things harvest. In 2013, organizer Angela Pelton said the girl selected as Little Miss Harvest Fest will also be the Town of Hantsport’s child attendant for the Apple Blossom Festival.