LAUREN WOOD / THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Nine-month-old Keily Cage smiles for the judges as her mother Crystal holds her on stage during the 0 through 1-year-old category Friday evening during the Little Mr. and Miss Bowie pageant at the Vidalia amphitheater.
LAUREN WOOD / THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Sami Nunez, 12, closes her eyes as her mother Belinda does her eyeshadow while they get ready Friday evening at their house for the pageant. Sami was competing to defend her Miss Junior Jim Bowie title from the year before.
LAUREN WOOD / THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Amber Ables holds up her 6-month-old son Benton Tennessee. The Bowie Festival continues today at the Vidalia Riverfront. Gates open at 10 a.m.