Minto competitors win titles at Ontario Miss Midwest event

WALKERTON – The 2019 Ontario Miss Midwest Pageant was held at the Walkerton Knights of Columbus on July 13.

With a full house on hand the pageant celebrated its 25th year, with past title holders returning for a reunion.

After 25 years, organizers announced the Ontario Miss Midwest Pageant will be retired as of July 11, 2020.

The newly crowned title holders for 2019-20 will continue their year with events and fundraisers for Feed Ontario.

The 2019-20 pageant winner, Brookelyn Butchart of Palmerston, was sponsored by Palmerston Agricultural Society. Butchart is the daughter of Sherry Butchart and has plans to attend Fanshawe College in the Fall. She was also chosen as  Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants.

The Ontario Little Miss Princess for 2019-20 is Shayla Glazma from Harriston, sponsored by Creative Edge Hair Studio. She is the daughter of Mark and Deanna Glazma and attends Minto Clifford Public School.

First runner up in the Ontario Miss Midwest category was Ally Spielmacher, sponsored by Durham Agricultural Society, and for the princess category first runner up was Cassie Ward, sponsored by the Palmerston Firefighters Association.

The 8th annual Jordan Lynn Fawcett Award was awarded to Ebbony Moroz, sponsored by the Palmerston Agricultural Society. The funds that she received will be donated to Jasper’s Journey.

The recipient of the Little Miss Friendship Award was Abby Rogers of Harriston, sponsored by Harriston Agricultural Society.

The 2018-19 Ontario Miss Midwest Queen Rachel Smyth raised funds for the United Way and presented the organization with a cheque for $5,320.