Grandfather, grandson win look-alike contest
Posted: 06/17/2012 at 1:15 am
By: Angelle Barbazon
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Wayne Loucks (left) and grandson Ethan Evers won this years Father-Child Look-Alike Contest.
Sure, at 64 years old, Loucks’ hair is gray, and he’s about a foot and half taller than his 8-year-old grandson, but it’s all in the smile. When they’re out and about together, the pair gets comments on their similar features, especially their friendly grins.
Loucks and Evers were the top vote getters in The Elkhart Truth’s 2012 Father-Child Look-Alike Contest. After four days, the duo earned 1,861 votes online and edged out the other five finalists.
Loucks and Evers, a student at Wakarusa Elementary School, have a tight-knit relationship. They live less than a mile away from each other and get together a few times a week to go bicycling or four-wheeling in the woods.
“He’s really nice, and he’s really fun to shoot baskets with,” Evers said about his grandfather, who he calls Papa Wayne.
Evers said one of his favorite ways to spend time with his grandfather is camping in his backyard and, of course, the homemade breakfast that comes the next morning.
“He makes my favorite breakfast,” Evers said. “Eggs, bacon, potatoes and cinnamon toast.”
Evers is the oldest of Loucks’ four grandchildren, and Loucks’ believes their similarities go beyond their appearances.
“Ethan is very compassionate to others and people who are less fortunate, and I’m the that way also,” Loucks said. “He’s a joy to be around. He’s a good kid.”
Rundown of votes in the 2012 Father-Child Look-Alike Contest
Wayne Loucks and Ethan Evers: 1,861
Rodney and TJ Feiler: 1,273
Kelly and Olson Marbaugh: 1,341
Ryan and Mason Bailey: 792
Larry and Donald Curtis: 164
Sean and Preston Ryan: 201