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NW Iowa Native Crowned Li'l Miss Iowa 2021

Mon 7-19-2021

(Muscatine)-- A Spencer native has been crowned Li'l Miss Iowa 2021.

Caitlyn Barr received the honor at the Miss Iowa Youth Program Pageant last Sunday, July 11th at the Muscatine Center for Performing Arts. Caitlyn is the 9-year-old daughter of Jill and Mike Barr. She is active in gymnastics, school, and her community. Caitlyn's favorite place to help is People for Pets. She is also a student of The Turn Around in Storm Lake.

"The Miss Iowa Youth Program is built upon a 28-year tradition that encourages the young girls of our state to get involved and the power of community service and giving back,” says Stacy DeLong, Co-Executive Director of the Miss Iowa Youth Program. “We work to help them build foundational skills that they will take with them for years to come.” He adds, “Our pageant program has quickly become one of the largest providers of cash scholarships to girls across our state between the ages of six through 12 years old. We are very excited to have Caitlyn Barr and Anna Pollpeter represent our great state this next year. They will spend their year participating in various events across the state, promoting their own community service projects, and ultimately making a difference."

Barr will be documenting her year of service on social media, and encourages organizations to reach out for appearance and service opportunities.