Lillian Gengaro is Little Miss Strawberry
Bath Farmers Market crowned this year’s Little Miss Strawberry June 7 in the third annual contest.
This year’s winner is Lillian Gengaro, of Bath. She is the daughter of Heather and Steven Gengaro. The informal pageant encourages parents to enter their daughters dressed in their “berry” best attire.
Lillian wore a red and white dress decorated by her aunt Jennifer Bobynskyj. Lillian says she loves strawberries. She is a preschooler at Moore Elementary School who loves to dance and play soccer. This is her first time entering the contest.
As the winner, Lillian received a glass trophy etched by Straub Gallery, a sash made from ribbon donated by Hayes Florist and assembled by Tracy’s Cottage, berries from Twin Maple Farms of Bath and a tiara and colander donated by S. Seem Antiques. Other prizes were donated by Tracy’s Cottage.
All contributing businesses are based in Bath.
The first runner-up was Chloe Weaver, of Whitehall Township; second runner-up was Piper Brown, of Northampton; and third runner-up was Aubrey Orenstein, of Northampton. Each child received a prize.
The contest was judged by Tracy Carmen, market steering committee member; Allison Czapp, director of Buy Fresh Buy Local Greater Lehigh Valley; and Sarah Fulton, market manager.
Little Miss Strawberry began in 2017 as a family event to celebrate the strawberry harvest coming into market. Many vendors featured strawberry items, from berries to beverages and flavored peanut butter to pies.