Main Street Young Ambassador Contest winners were announced in a gala event at the Penn Central Mall Monday evening.
All participants, ages three through kindergarten of the Young Ambassadors Contest, were introduced by Master of Ceremonies, Miranda Keeler. Music was provided by Bob Ballard of Spinners DJ. The Master of Ceremonies provided entertainment for the children during story time. Even Santa made a special appearance.
Local merchants sponsored the children’s canisters. Money placed in the canister was considered votes. This year’s 2017 Young Ambassador Princess is Kaci Rogers, daughter of Cassidy Rogers, and Prince is Kaden Linder, son of Mike and Alisha Linder.
This year, all proceeds will go to the New Sharon Pre-School and the Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade. Those participating in addition to our winners were Annabelle Rogers, Aubrey Lamb, Isabel Johnson, Jadelynn Kincel, Jayden Wilson, Maddison Johannes, Olivia Doll, Raegan De Groot, Brenton Tennis, Daniel Hasset, Haruto Yoshida, Keaton Walker, Samual Gillies, Teegin Whitlatch, and Wade Rainey.
Gifts provided for all children were donated from local merchants which included Mahaska Drug, Town Square Dental, Hy-Ve, Swims Sports and Engraving, and the Book Vault.
All participants are invited to help spread the magic of Christmas by riding on the Clow Train in the Lighted Christmas Parade “Thirty Years of Christmas Past,” Thursday, November 30th, 2017. Hope to see you at the parade!