Miss Tootsie a hit for Summerfest

July 13, 2017

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Miss Vanna, aka Mark VanEck, was crowned Miss Tootsie 2017.

By Tammy Mathison

The Miss Tootsie contest, sponsored by the Hendricks Kiwanis Club, held last Friday evening as part of Summerfest was a hit with all ages.
Six contestantsā€”Miss Mikey (Mike Buchholz), Miss Paulette (Paul Engesmoe), Miss Vanna (Mark VanEck), Miss Wilbur (Art Wilbur), Miss Geraldine (Jerry Nolz) and Miss Jeanie (Gene Wendinger), competed for the dubious honor of being named the 2017 Miss Tootsie.
The contestants competed in both the swimwear and eveĀ­ning gown categories, a little bit of talent, and answering questions from the host, Travis Olsen.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

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The Miss Tootsie contestants modeled evening gowns as well as swimwear during the contest. From left to right in front are Gene Wendinger, Art Wilbur and Jerry Nolz; in back are Mark VanEck, Mike Buchholz and Paul Engesmoe.