|Baby Bear Hugs names 2009 sweetest baby-toddler winners|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Larry Stroh Jr., Aria Brunick and Bobbi Starkebaum were named the winners of the 2009 Baby Bear Hugs Sweetest Baby-Toddler Contest.
Community members voted by placing money in display jars with the baby-toddler pictures. Money collected will go towards the Baby Bear Hugs programs.
Twenty-nine entries with 36 children were included in this year’s contest.
First-place winner, whose photo jar collected the most money, was Larry Laverne Stroh Jr., son of Branka Stroh and the late Larry Stroh.
Second-place honors went to Aria Ann Brunick, daughter of Lisa and Bryan Brueggeman and the late Christopher Brunick.
Third-place winner was Bobbi Starkebaum, daughter of Brian and Sammi Starkebaum.
Other entries included Jayson Lanthier, parents Mari Lanthier and Jeff Tucker; Melise Pfaltzgraff, parents Roy III and Susan Pfaltzgraff; Christian Mayhugh, parent Talia Mayhugh; Joel Edwards, parents Duke and Beth Edwards; Christopher Hansen, parents J.J. and Samantha Hansen; Amber Gulley, parents Jason and Kristen Gulley.
Julia Bonesteel, parents Shane and Sherry Pelster; Bryson and Braylin Salvador, parents Matt and Trisha Salvador; Bailey Chandler Cook, parents Bradley and Faith Cook; Kylee and Brody Smith, parents Lee and Mallory Smith; Jersi and Kemper Benisch, parents Jevon and Wendy Benisch; Peyton Hope Adams, parents Carl and Jennifer Adams; Owen Sorter, parents Ricky and Rebecca Sorter; Auron Lueth, parents Broc and Brittany Lueth.
Nevaeh Grace Speicher, parents Paul and Loraine Speicher; Audrey Gulley, parents Dave and Lori Gulley; Nevaeh Sage Carmin, parent Tamara Carmin; Natalie, Hannah and Rylan Damron, parents Kevin and Melissa Damron; Gradyn Allen Helgoth, parents Justin and Brandi Helgoth; Max Hayward Fryrear, parents Michael and Kathy Fryrear.
Dillynn and Blake Coe, parents Michael and Krystal Coe; Annabelle and Aaron Borland, parents Jason and Michelle Borland; Gracelyn Paige Bahnsen, parents Pam Bahnsen and John Daharsh; Kyah Faith Bales, parent Alyshia Durbin; Tyler Bergstrom, parents Doug and Shawna Bergstrom; and Jadyn Rae Wunderlich, parents Brian and Sammi Wunderlich.