COLUMBUS — The 2012 Little Mr. & Miss Columbus will be crowned by Miss Columbus Makayla King on Saturday evening, September 29 during the Miss Columbus Pageant.

Children vying for the 2012 title are: Audrey Combs, daughter of Kevin & Lori Combs; Kemper Dobkins, daughter of Noble & Sara Dobkins; Blaze Dobkins, son of Noble & Sara Dobkins; Sadie Hale, daughter of Eric & Rebekah Hale; Justice Reed, son of Traci & Jacob Reed, and Alexis Henry is the daughter of Amy Henry and Joshua Henry

The Little Mr. & Miss Columbus contest is based on money brought in from donations for a $100 and two $50 Columbus gift certificates, which will be drawn on Saturday, October 6 during the Columbus Day Festival.

All money received from this activity goes toward entertainment for the Columbus Day Festival.. The festival provides both stage and street entertainment; new in 2012 will be flying debris, a fire eater, juggler, street performer; “Members Only” band will be doing a street dance from 8 to midnight in the American Legion arena; plus local talent from Natalie’s Studio of Dance and the CHS Music Department.

Each child participating receives a gift bag of goodies, a trophy, and will ride in the parade. The new Little Mr. & Miss Columbus will each receive a motorized vehicle, crown, and gift bag.