Many local youths competed in the 2012 Winding Stairs Festival competitions, bringing home prizes and memories that will last a lifetime.
One of the most interesting competitions this year was the Twinkie eating contest. In the 2-4 year old group, Tacoma Dunkel won by eating four Twinkies in just 2 minutes and 52 seconds. Brynn Whitmore won the 5-7 group by downing seven in 55.07 seconds. In the 8-10 group, Skyler Madison was the winner with a time of 42.48 seconds. Zade Podhajsky took home the prize in the 11-12 group, recording the fastest time on the day at 38.77 seconds.
The coloring contest was won by Megan Diestler, who took home the prize in the 8-10 group. Mikala Bradley won the 5-7 group.
The frog jumping contest was won by siblings Hunter and Orion Posusta.
Another one of the day's interesting events for the kids was the diaper derby. Anna Jo Smith won the 0-12 month group, with Lane Smith winning the 2 year old group. Rose Kvidera and Damien Wetzel also participated. Bryce Dostal won the 4 year old group.
The hula hoop contest was won by Mya Sierra in the 8-12 year old group, with Olivia Schrier and Shelby McKinley also participating. Payton Wensel won the 12+ group.
The big wheel races saw Devin Boldt win first prize in the two year old group. Hunter Posusta finished second, Lane Smith took home third and Chase Morris was in fourth. Grace Brubaker won the 3 year old group.
Four year olds were won by Lane Boldt, with Tacoma Dunkel finishing second. Josh Dostal won the 5 year old group, with Orion Posusta finishing second.
Daytona Dunkel won the 6 year old group, with Landon Brubaker coming in second.