After walking to center stage for her interview, 6-year-old Chloe Van Fossen threw her arms in the air to model for the judges at the Little Miss Fun Days pageant on July 18.

After walking to center stage for her interview, 6-year-old Chloe Van Fossen threw her arms in the air to model for the judges at the Little Miss Fun Days pageant on July 18.

The move brought a chuckle from the panel of judges, the Licking County Commissioners, and she ended up with the title of 2009 Little Miss Fun Days.

The Northridge Primary first-grader is the daughter of Jeremy and Nikki Van Fossen of Homer, and the granddaughter of James and Lynn Messenger and Julie Layman.

During an interview with the judges, Chloe said her favorite holiday is Halloween because it's close to her birthday, Oct. 27.

She wanted the title of Miss Fun Days because "I think it would be so much fun," she said.

Her hobbies include dancing, swimming, drawing and cooking.

Other Little Miss Fun Day contestants and their parents included Darian and Dylan Dick, Kevin and Dawn Dick; Whitney Lees, Kent and Erin Lees; Luci Holbrook, Gary and Jeanne Holbrook; Megan Miller, Jack and Andrea Miller; Kourtney Spangler, Travis and Tammy Spangler; Sydney and Sarah Huetter, Jim and Susan Huetter; Kierra Adams, Amber Adams; Abigail King, David and Nicole King; Molly Bruck, Brian and Judi Bruck; Olyvia Ashbrook-Hall, Kirk Hall and Rachale Ashbrook; and Ali Zigo, Eric and Wendi Zigo.

Contestants received a pageant medallion, carnation, and goody bag. Van Fossen also received a tiara, sash, scepter and trophy.

Little Miss Fun Days 2008 Caroline Liggett officially crowned Chloe as the new Little Miss Fun Days. Liggett is the daughter of David and Julie Liggett.

The Little Miss Fun Days Pageant is co-sponsored by the Alexandria Fire Association and the village of Alexandria.