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Winners of four contests held at the 56th annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival last week received trophies and thunderous applause at the Garden Grove amphitheater.  

Trophies were presented by Miss Garden Grove Outstanding Teen Sara Silberman, Miss Garden Grove Jessica Tonti and others in her court. Trophies were awarded in multiple categories.

Following are the winners.

TINY TOTS KING AND QUEEN CONTEST

Winners of four contests held at the 56th annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival last week received trophies and thunderous applause at the Garden Grove amphitheater.  

Trophies were presented by Miss Garden Grove Outstanding Teen Sara Silberman, Miss Garden Grove Jessica Tonti and others in her court. Trophies were awarded in multiple categories.

Following are the winners.

TINY TOTS KING AND QUEEN CONTEST

John McKay was crowned Tiny Tots King and rode in the festival parade float alongside Addison Rose who was crowned Tiny Tots Queen. Their photographs ran in last week's Orange County News.

BERRY, BERRY BEAUTIFUL BABY CONTEST

Jaelynn Naranjo swept the judges away as grand prize winner of the Berry, Berry, Beautiful Baby Contest. 

Other winners of that contest:

Up to 1 year old

Prettiest Eyes: Ace Benjamin Maestras

Prettiest Smile: Scarlett Sophia Ges

Prettiest Hair: Faylynn Tran

1-2 years old

Prettiest Eyes: Jasmine Lopez

Prettiest Smile: Rydder Schneider

Prettiest Hair: Izabella Tellez

REDHEAD ROUNDUP CONTEST

The Redhead Roundup Contest is the oldest of the festival contests; the first was held in 1958. This year’s Best Redhead Sweepstakes winner was Garden Grove resident Talitha Baumann. 

Other winners of that contest:

Baby: Olivia

Toddler: Odie Camarena

Cutest: Talitha Baumann (also overall winner, as noted above)

Teen: Celeste Davis

Prettiest: Rachel Reed

Classiest: Janice Eldridge

Most Freckles: Susan Reed

Strawberry Blond: Kristin Prior

STRAWBERRY IDOL KARAOKE CONTEST

The grand prize winner was Miriam Kim from Murietta.  The second place winner was Anaheim resident Johnny Finger and third place was won by Kaitlin McMahon from Lake Elsinore.

The four contests are held annually as part of the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival.  Contestants register an hour or more before the contests begin and winners are chosen by a panel of festival board members and local citizens. Each winner received a trophy.

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