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Hartford Michigan Blossomtime Floats
Through The Years

2001 - 2010

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Blossomtime Float - 2001

Miss Hartford 2001 - Emily Newnum
On the float (L-R)
Tiffany Perry, Miss Congeniality
Jenifer Nyhuis - 1st Runner Up
Janell Birmele - 2nd Runner Up

   Photo provided by Janell Birmele - June 2007


Blossomtime Float - 2003

2003 Hartford Blossomtime Float

Miss Hartford 2003 - Julie Leibenthal

Rebecca Rae Paxson
Lauren Elizabeth Khan
Ashley LeAnn Olsen - Miss Congeniality

Citizen of the Year - Ed Leibenthal

    Photo provided by Emma Thornburg Sefcik HHS 1966


Blossomtime Float - 2004
Queen's Award

2004 Hartford Float
Miss Hartford 2001 - Larissa Friday

 Photo provided by Maurice (HHS 1947) and Delores Miller


Blossomtime Float - 2006

2006 Hartford Float
Miss Hartford 2006 - Emily Foster

Eloy Hernandez, 2nd Runner-up to Mr. Hartford, Craig Baham, Mr Hartford,
Emily Foster, Miss Hartford & 1st Runner-up to Miss Blossomtime,
Wayne Baskin, 1st Runner-up to Mr. Hartford

2006 Strawberry Princess - Jaelyne Galvan
2006 Strawberry Prince - Trey Ackerman
2006 Sweetest Strawberry Baby - Rylee Ackerman

2005 Adriana Davila Strawberry Princess (shown on float)
2005 Andrew Brown Strawberry Prince (was on float)

Photo provided by Ray Sebroth HHS 1941.


Hartford Community Float - 2007

Miss Hartford Blossomtime 2007

Lindsey Sells
First Runner-up - Rebecca Saldana
Second Runner-up - Amanda Tate

Miss Congeniality - Amanda Tate

Mr. Hartford
Blossomtime 2007
David Short

Pete Koshar - 1st Runner-up
Joey Najacht - 2nd Runner-up
David Short - Mr. Nice Guy

Miss Hartford Scholarship 2007

Veronica Rodriguez
First Runner-up - Megan Layer
Second Runner-up - Katie Jonatzke

Miss Congeniality - Nicole Jobe

Mr. Hartford Scholarship 2007
Joey Najacht

Thomas Newnum - 1st Runner-up
Taylor Sawyer - 2nd Runner-up, Mr. Nice Guy

Strawberry Princess 2007                            Strawberry Prince 2007
Destiny Chacon                                          Blair McMeeken

Sweetest Strawberry Baby 2007
Sophia Tarantino


Hartford Community Float - 2008


Miss Hartford Blossomtime 2008

Patricia Hockelberg
First Runner-up - Amanda Kowerduck
Second Runner-up - Jessica Richcreek

Miss Congeniality - Bertha Martinez

Mr. Hartford
Blossomtime 2008
Cody J.W. Scott

Josh Rittase - 1st Runner-up
Ricky Rios - 2nd Runner-up
Josh Rittase - Mr. Nice Guy


Miss Hartford Scholarship 2008

Kate Nelson

First Runner-up - Alexandra Prediger
Second Runner-up - Melanie Bess

Miss Congeniality - Angie Summerhill
Miss Hartford Scholarship - Kate Nelson

Mr. Hartford
Scholarship 2008
Andrew Carpenter

Chas  Burtchett - 1st Runner-up
Caleb Mullauer - 2nd Runner-up
Chas Burtchett - Mr. Nice Guy


Strawberry Princess 2008                            Strawberry Prince 2008
Lainey Goodson                                          Elijah Cowgill

Sweetest Strawberry Baby 2008
Garrett Wolfe


Hartford Community Float - 2009

2009 Hartford Float - Hartford Michigan

Miss Hartford 2009
Hannah Chernugel

Finalist - Natasha Madison
First Runner-up - Emily Warrens
Second Runner-up - Alicia Johnson

Miss Congeniality - Alicia Johnson
Finalist - Alisha Wismer

Miss Teen Hartford 2009
Megan Vasquez

Finalist - Kelsey Pomeroy
1st Runner-up - Cassie Goss
Miss Teen Hartford - Megan Vasquez
 2nd Runner-up & Miss Congeniality - Brooke Edmonds
Finalist - Kara Weberg

Strawberry Princess 2009                            Strawberry Prince 2009
Jaylyn Gilliland                                              Tyler Moore

Sweetest Strawberry Baby 2009
Landon Layer


Hartford Community Float - 2010

2010 Hartford Float - Hartford Michigan

Miss Hartford Blossomtime 2010

Kali Drake

First Runner-up - Megan Daisy
Second Runner-up - Shelby Cook

Miss Congeniality - Kali Drake

Miss Teen Hartford 2010
Deidra Garcia

First Runner-up - Karleigh Pleyer
Second Runner-up - Madison Traver
Miss Congeniality - Holly Summerhill


Strawberry Princess 2010                            Strawberry Prince 2010
Linsey Goodson                                               Jakob Baham

Sweetest Strawberry Baby 2010
Mason Mirales


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