The 2013 edition of the Ferdinand Heimatfest kicks into high gear with a full slate of activities at the 18th Street Park and other venues throughout town on Friday. However, the unofficial start of the fest was held last night at the Forest Park High School auditorium with the crowning of the Miss Heimatfest and Little Miss & Mister Heimatfest.
Queen for the 2013 Heimatfest is Shanna Hoffman, daughter of Scott and Sara Hoffman. First runner-up honors went to Brooke Mullen, with Araceli Garcia receiving Miss Photogenic. Hoffman was also named Miss Congeniality in last night’s pageant.
The 2013 Little Miss Heimatfest crown will be worn by Avari Schneider, daughter of Brett and Becky Schneider. Little Miss runner-up is Hattie Dilger. Elijah Brosmer, son of Scott and Lori Brosmer, was named as Little Mister Heimatfest. The Little Mister runner-up was presented to Carter Giesler.
Little Miss Photogenic 2013 is Riley Hinson, while the Little Mister Photogenic is Cody Brames.