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2018 Hiawatha Halloween queen named

Image and video hosting by TinyPic (Left to right) Miss Congeniality, Josie Santos; Halloween queen, Sydney Snyder and 1st runner-up, Norea Menold. Photo credit: Greg Bebermeyer/MSC News

(KNZA)--The 2018 Hiawatha Halloween queen was crowned Wednesday evening prior to the grand parade, which concluded the 104th annual Halloween Frolic.

Selected for the honor was Miss Holton: Sydney Snyder.

As the winner, Snyder, a senior at Holton High School, will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

The 1st runner-up and winner of a $500 scholarship was Miss rural Hiawatha: Norea Menold, a senior at Sabetha High School.

Miss Everest: Josie Santos, a senior at Horton High School was named Miss Congeniality and will receive a $250 scholarship.

12 area girls completed in this year’s scholarship contest.

The girls were judged on an essay, leadership, community involvement, judges interview and scholastic achievements.


Editors note:  the following is the 2018 Business Costume Contest results submitted by sponsor GN Bank.

Judging Criteria:
Originality Realistic use of Color
Completeness of Costume Degree of Difficulty
Enthusiasm Workmanship

Total Prize money of $100 for the Business Costume Contest

Grand Prize: $30 Courthouse “Courthouse Monster Mash”
Monsters, Aliens, Vampires, Werewolves and more were haunting the halls and offices of the Brown County Courthouse this year!

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1st Place: $25 Outback Guidance/Mara Cabana “Stormy Rain Cloud”
Mara Cabana is a walking rain cloud complete with the storm cloud with lightening flashing and raindrops dangling from the cloud to the ground

2nd Place: $20 Vintage Park “Vintage Park Avengers”
Captain America, Superman, The Black Widow, Spiderman and even Bailey the Wonderdog were busy taking care of the guests at Vintage Park….and all in tutu’s!

3rd Place: $15 Casey’s / Crystal Howard “Casey’s South Biker Babe”
Crystal Howard was decked out from head to boot in leather Harley gear ready to take a spooky motorcycle ride this Halloween. She was joined at Casey’s by characters Alice in Wonderland, Red Riding Hood and Pulp Fiction’s Mia Wallace.

4th Place: $10 Hiawatha Hospital Outpatient Clinic “HCH Scarecrows” Three very friendly scarecrows were seen working at the Hiawatha Hospital Outpatient Clinic today taking good care of patients. An assortment of other characters were scattered throughout the hospital spreading smiles instead of scares!

Honorable Mention Prizes were awarded to the following businesses:
Outback Guidance Finance Department’s four Dominoes
Hiawatha Community Hospital Lab’s Mike Rush as Sirius Black from Harry Potter


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