Troy Haydel, second from left, the 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Haydel of Reserve, receives the first place trophy for winning the 1973 Lil Mr. VFW contest from the 1972 little Mr. VFW, Scott Guidry, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Guidry of Reserve. Chad Mollere, left, 4, won second place, and his brother, Chance, 3, won third. The Molleres are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Mollere of Reserve. The contest, which had 18 entrants, was Saturday, August 11, in conjunction with the annual VFW fair in Reserve.
Robin Cambre, second from left, the 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cambre of Reserve, is crowned the 1973 Lil Miss VFW by the 1972 winner, Molly Hoover, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hoover of LaPlace. Second place went to Ginger Guidry, right, 4, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Guidry of Reserve. Susan Porteous, 4, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Porteous of Reserve, won third place. Thirty little girls competed for the title Sunday, Aug. 12, in conjunction with the annual VFW Fair in Reserve.