Little Miss and Mr. Firecracker
The 4th of July Baby Show Little Miss Firecracker is Jossalyn “JJ” Jayne McRaven, left, the daughter of Erika Daugherty and granddaughter of Mark and Julia Daugherty. Little Mr. Firecracker is Ethan Sampson, son of Jill (Webster) and TJ Sampson and grandson of Judy and John Webster.
The Rock Port Park Board did a nice job decorating the park for the 4th of July celebration. The park was filled with fun activities for all ages, including the traditional baby contest, sand volleyball, pool games, softball, and a spectacular fireworks display. See more pictures on page 10.
Young vs. Old Softball Champs
The Blue Team won the Young vs. Old Softball Game July 4 in Rock Port. The “old” members included, from left to right: front row – Robert Curtis; middle row – Billy Daugherty, Sam Giddinge, Ashley Cook, Jenny Daley, Carrie Driskell, Stacie Barbee, and Nic Schebaum; and back row – Trey Snyder, Eric Bressler, Jeff Jakub, T.J. Giddinge, Kory Paris, and Drew Ellison.
Sand Volleyball Champs
The Champion Sand Volleyball Team included, from left to right: front row – Brianna Gutierrez, Hayley Jones, Ty Jones, and Catyn Chamberlain; and back row – Evan Elam, Tyler Jones, and Cortney LaHue. Not pictured are Alexis Baucom and Ryan Dewhirst.
Young vs. Old Softball 2nd Place
The Young vs. Old Softball 2nd place team was the “young” White Team, which included, from left to right: front row – Bracton Cook, Johnny Davis, Kierstyn Jakub, Jared Thomas, Ethan Wood, and Fischer Tharp; and back row – Mercer Deatz, Brayden Piatt, Holden Farmer, Brydon Huntley, Ryan Dewhirst, and Tyler Jones.
Sand Volleyball 2nd Place
The 2nd Place Sand Volleyball Team included, from left to right: front row – Rachel Stanton, Denise McEnaney, and Kari Amthor; and back row – Jay Stanton, Kevin Sanders, and Wyatt Amthor.
Abbie Hale hammers the ball over the net.
The little ones didn’t miss out on the fun and games in the baby pool. The money dive was a big holiday hit.
Ella Meyerkorth does a back flip in the 4th of July Pool Games at the Rock Port Municipal Pool.
Audrie Meyerkorth shows her jumping tricks in the Pool Games.
Sam with the slam
Sam Giddinge hits the ball in the Young vs. Old Softball Game during the Rock Port 4th of July festivities.
Braxton Melton-Davis holds his concentration while participating in the annual egg toss at the 4th of July festivities in Rock Port.
Reed Miller works hard to get the watermelon to the pool side during the watermelon race at the 4th of July festivities in Rock Port.
Baby Show 0-6 Months
The 4th of July Baby Show 0-6 Months category included, from left to right: Leightyn Laur, Most Patriotic, the daughter of Adam Laur and Jordan Masonbrink and granddaughter of David and Suzan Laur and Roger and Christy Masonbrink, and great-granddaughter of Danny and DJ Burke, Betty and the late Jerry Sollars, Betty Jo Stevenson, and George and Patty Laur; and Ruby Sampson, Most Photogenic, the daughter of Jill (Webster) and TJ Sampson, and granddaughter of Judy and John Webster.
Baby Show 7-12 Months
The 4th of July Baby Show 7-12 Months category included, from left to right: Maggie Saunders, Most Likely To Be In A Baby Commercial, daughter of Kalem and Ashley Saunders; Asher Sipes, Best Accessorized, son of Hayley and Jordan Sipes; Haizley Pierpoint, Sweetest Face, daughter of Dustin and Melissa Pierpoint; Nova Carter, Most Patriotic, daughter of Levi and Tabitha Carter and granddaughter of Allen and Carolyn Rosenbohn and Theresa Rosenbohm; and Naomi Morgan, Best Smile, daughter of Beau and Katie Morgan and granddaughter of Dick and Billie Morgan.
Baby Show 1 Year Olds
The 4th of July Baby Show 1 year olds included: Braeley Cook, Curliest Hair, daughter of Adam and Ashley Cook and granddaughter of Vickie Cook; Taeyln Sloop, Shyest, daughter of Paige Taylor and Jeremy Sloop and granddaughter of Sam Sloop, Steve Alexander, John and Stacy Taylor and David Sloop; Elliott Thomas, Cutest Outfit, daughter of Brentlee and Darian Thomas and granddaughter of Scott and Karen Burke, Amy Thomas, and Billy and Cindy Thomas; Lena Paris, Most Outgoing, daughter of Kory and Brittany Paris and granddaughter of Scott and Shellee Driskell, Randy and Michelle Paris, and Dena and Rodney O’Connell; and Charlie Carpenter, Most Likely To Be President, son of Dr. Dustin and Annie Carpenter and grandson of Chuck and Jan Carpenter.
Baby Show 2 Year Old
The 4th of July Baby Show 2 year old participant was Rhett Sampson, Most Likely To Be A Movie Star, son of TJ and Jill Sampson and grandson of Judy and John Webster.
Baby Show 3-4 Year Olds
The 4th of July Baby Show 3-4 year old participants included, from left to right: Rhett Murphy, Best Smile, son of Jarrod and Kourtney Murphy and grandson of Randall and Tammy Sly and Vic and Rhonda Murphy; Braylon Thomas, Most Energetic, son of Brentlee and Darian Thomas and grandson of Scott and Karen Burke, Amy Thomas, Billy and Cindy Thomas; Isabella Carpenter, Most Patriotic, daughter of Dr. Dustin and Annie Carpenter and granddaughter of Chuck and Jan Carpenter; Oliver Paris, Best Dancer, son of Kory and Brittany Paris and grandson of Scott and Shellee Driskell, Randy and Michelle Paris, and Dena and Rodney O’Connell; Xander Goolsby, Most Outgoing, son of Lee and Michelle Goolsby and grandson of Darla Roberts, Lee Goolsby, Jr. and Michael and Becky Lunday; and Piper Vansickle, Sweetest Face, daughter of Jody and Breanna Vansickle and granddaughter of Scott and Sue Daugherty.