The inaugural SugarFest in Arab last Saturday was considered a success by many of the people in attendance. At the event, there were lots of unique things to do. They had an area for shopping which included some unique handmade creations, a food area, a play area for the children, a classic car show, a petting zoo, a live music area and a beauty pageant.
The winners of the beauty pageant were:
Tiny Miss Sugar Baby - Winner Kimora Hyde; 1st Alternate Della Watkins; and 2nd Alternate AvaLynn Moody
Toddler Miss Sugar Cube - Winner Alaina Pearce; 1st Alternate Abbie Grace Wright; and 2nd Alternate August Rose Bennefield
Mini Miss Sugar Plum - Winner Olivia Lund; 1st Alternate Kendie Waldrop; and 2nd Alternate Abby Jo Fronk
Little Miss Sugar Fairy - Winner Bella Grace Sloan; 1st Alternate Allie Hayes, 2nd Alternate Anna Hadden
Petite Miss Sugar Belle - Winner Karington Harperl; 1st Alternate Madelyn Toth; and 2nd Alternate Julie Gibson
Pre-Teen Miss SugarFest - MaKayla Burks; 1st Alternate Mattie Wisener, 2nd Alternate Kaylee Neuschwander
The event started early with a 5K run they called the Sugar Rush and ended with grand fireworks they called a Sugar Explosion and a movie that followed. The first event took place at 7:30 a.m. and ended after "I Can Only Imagine" played at the park.
After the event, there were already plans for next year. Arab City Park director Eric Hayes said they had a meeting on Wednesday. The group discussed some of the kinks and what they expect for next year's event.
Overall, Hayes is satisfied with the event and the support of the community. It was great for the community and from what he had been told everyone enjoyed the festival.
They have set the next SugarFest for Sept. 5, 2020.