Sweltering heat cooled down to a light breeze just in time for the Little Miss Ag Days pageant.

14 area girls going into kindergarten and first grade competed for the crown.

Violet Miller, daughter of Jared and Allison Miller, won the title. 

She will be entering kindergarten at South school, and enjoys T-ball, roller skating, singing, dancing and playing with friends.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?,” questioned host Scott McCallen.

“A vet,” Miller responded.

“Why’s that?”

“Because you get to help animals,” she said.

Delainey Goldman, daughter of Torrey and Brittaney Goldman, received first runner-up, and Ava Abell, daughter of Charlie and Meghan Abell, was awarded second runner-up.

Miller received a tiara from Gottman’s Custom Jewelry and a bicycle from Borowiak’s IGA. All three received bracelets from Smith Jewelers.

Judges for the pageant were Samantha Sollman, 2015 Miss Gibson County, Lindi Roesch, 2014 Miss Grayville, and Rachel Woods, first runner-up of 2015 Miss Richland County.

A short time after the pageant, it was time to play Family Feud.

Eight local businesses battled it out for the most popular answers, while Kyle Peach acted as host.

“Who’s someone you wish would not call you on a date?,” Peach asked the contestants.

“My pastor?,” one woman guessed.

“My pastor calls me all the time while I’m at Applebees,” joked Peach.

Other topics ranged from sports that you only play in the winter, things that turn from green to yellow and items you would not want to buy from a thrift shop.

Cutting Edge Salon’s team ended up winning against the Sheriff’s Office in the final round of the competition. The salon’s charity was Safe Haven, which received the $450 prize.

Rides, games, food and live music will continue today until Saturday, featuring The Duke Boys, Jason Sturgeon and the ever-popular lemonade shake-ups.

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Stopped in Mt Carmel over the weekend for the AG DAYS Festival and had a blast!! My wife and I drove up from Lexington, Ky and our friends from Minneapolis, Mn came down to join us. Our favorite part was the Duke Boys. Their music was great and we really enjoyed the dancing!

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