Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Local Grade Schooler Wins Little Debbie Contest

A 7-year-old girl from Overton County has won a Little Debbie look-alike contest sponsored by the snack cake company. Rhea Lynne Conner of Monroe will have her face featured on the backs of select cartons of Little Debbie snack cakes for a limited time. Rhea, a student at A.H. Roberts Elementary School in Livingston, won a $5,000 college scholarship, Little Debbie snacks, a Madame Alexander Little Debbie 50th Anniversary collectible doll and a $50 gift card. She was chosen from 10 finalists and more than 900 girls between 4 and 8 years old. She says she would like to become a veterinarian. McKee Foods, which makes Little Debbie snack cakes, is celebrating its 50th year in business.