25th year the final one for Ontario Miss Midwest Pageant

Jordan Lynn Fawcett Award (L to R) Dave Fawcett, Debbie Fawcett, Disa MacArthur, Barb MacArthur, Ebbony Moroz, Rachel Smyth, Daphne Mannero (photo submitted)

This will be the final year for the Ontario Miss Midwest Pageant.

After 25 years, pageant organizers have announced that the competition will be retired as of July 11, 2020. The newly-crowned title holders for 2019-2020 will continue their year with events and fundraisers for Feed Ontario.

It was a full house on Saturday, July 13 at the Walkerton Knights of Columbus hall as the pageant celebrated its 25th year, with past titleholders returning for the reunion.

Brookelyn Butchart, Ontario Miss Midwest Queen for 2019-20 being crowned by Rachel Smyth, Ontario Miss Midwest Queen 2018-19 (photo submitted)

The Ontario Miss Midwest Pageant Queen for 2019-2020 is Brookelyn Butchart of Palmerston, sponsored by Palmerston Agricultural Society. Butchart has plans to attend Fanshawe College in the fall and was also chosen by her fellow contestants as the recipient of Miss Congeniality.

The Ontario Little Miss Princess for 2019-2020 is Shayla Glazma from Harriston, who is sponsored by Creative Edge Hair Studio. Glazma is the daughter of attends Minto Clifford Public School.

First runner up in the Miss 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.

Daphne Mannerow, Ontario Little Miss Princess 2018-19 crowning Shayla Glazma, Ontario Little Miss Princess 2019-20 (photo submitted)

The eighth annual Jordan Lynn Fawcett Award was awarded to Ebbony Moroz, sponsored by the Palmerston Agricultural Society.  The money that she received will be donated to Jaspers Marathon of Hope.

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

The 2018-2019 Ontario Miss Midwest Queen Rachel Smyth raised money for the Wellington United Way and presented them with a cheque for $5320.58.