The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


August 9, 2013

Royalty crowned at event

CAMANCHE — Kinley Weller was all smiles Thursday as she celebrated her first birthday and the winning of the girls division of the Little Cuties competition of Camanche Days at Platt Park.

Her counterpart, Braxton Grage, also showed off his smiles as the crowd gathered in the tennis court at Platt Park to applaud the crowning of the little cuties, prince and princess, and the king and queen of Camanche Days.

More than 20 contestants took part in the 2013 little cuties competition, collecting $2,876.19 in fundrasing money to be contributed to prizes and next year’s Camanche Days celebration.

“It’s been a great year for the little cuties,” Camanche Days committee president Brenda Larkey said.

It wasn’t just pint-sized royalty honored Thursday though. Camanche Days grand marshals George and Donna Current received accolades from the crowd as they passed on last year’s King and Queen crowns to Jim and Pat Drury, on a nomination from their grandson Dylan.

“We want to thank everyone, including our grandson, for this amazing honor,” Jim said. “But if it weren’t for this wonderful woman next to me, I wouldn’t be here.”

Applause erupted from Jim’s words only to continue on to celebrate the selection of this year’s Prince and Princess, Zach Nissen and Kiana Turner.

Each are graduates of Camanche High School and are planning to continue their education — Kiana at Ashford University studying psychology and education, and Zach at Simpson College studying physics and mathematics.

Turner, Nissen, Jim and Pat were all then asked to make the difficult decision in choosing a little prince and princess to accompany them in the Camanche Days parade Saturday.

In a unanimous decision, the four chose David Zavala and Ally Snodgrass as the little prince and little princess of Camanche Days.

“Each candidate made a tough run this year, but unfortunately there can only be one,” Larkey said.

The Camanche Days royalty birgade will take part in the parade, led by the Currents, enjoying a breeze with the top down and the wind blowing through their hair.

“We feel honored to be a part of the Camanche Days celebration; thank you Camanche,” Jim said.

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