A community newsletter serving New Melle, Defiance, Augus​ta, Marthasville, Dutzow​​ a​nd surrounding areas.

The 71st New Melle Festival Baby Contest Winners

The Annual New Melle Festival Baby Contest was held on Saturday, June 8. The contest was sponsored by Ages and Stages Learning Center and Nicole Follmer, Sales Advisor at Blondin Realty. Nicole emceed the competition, and the New Melle Queen Candidates served as this year’s judges. Thank you to Pomp Event and Rentals for the beautiful backdrop.

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to everyone who participated in the long-running Festival tradition.


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Winners: (Back Row: L-R) 0–6 months and overall winner - Charlie Wynn;
7–12 months - Mary Rose Schuepfer and Crew Jones;
13–18 months Carson & Gavin Wappelhorst and Elise Murphy.
(Front L-R) 19–24 months - Cooper Puleo and River Trower.
Far right sponsor and emcee Nicole Follmer