First baby to win prizes
By Lindsay Reed
The Cassville Democrat and local businesses are gearing up for the newspaper's 18th annual First Baby Contest. The first baby born in Barry County in 2013 will win a bundle of gifts.
Each year, the Cassville Democrat, with the help of nearly a dozen local business sponsors, awards a bounty of prizes to the family of the first child born in the county in 2013.
This year's sponsors and gifts include: a $50 gift card from Fastrip; a blanket from Whitley Pharmacy; a $50 savings bond from First State Bank; a surprise package from the Cassville First Baptist Church; special gifts from Tomblin's, Freedom Bank, Barry Electric Cooperative, Designs by Debbie, Walmart, Ball and Prier Tire and Security Bank; and a baby book and one-year free newspaper subscription from the Cassville Democrat.
To enter the First Baby Contest, bring or mail a postcard with the parents' names, address, telephone number; baby's name; and the date, time and place of the baby's birth to: First Baby Contest, Cassville Democrat, P.O. Box 486, Cassville, MO 65625.
The First Baby Contest winner will receive a notarized certificate to present to all participating sponsors. A photo of the first baby will be published in the Cassville Democrat.
In the event of a tie, the First Baby Contest winner will be determined by a random drawing. The winning baby's parents must reside in Barry County.