First baby of 2014 to win prizes

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Cassville Democrat and local businesses are preparing to welcome the First Baby of 2014 with a bundle of gifts.

The 19th annual First Baby Contest is underway, and with the help of several area sponsors, the first child born in Barry County will win a bounty of prizes.

This year's sponsors and gifts include: the Cassville Democrat, a baby book; Ball and Prier, a special baby surprise; Freedom Bank, a surprise item; First Baptist Church, surprise item; Designs by Debbie, first stuffed animal; Barry Electric Cooperative, surprise item; Tomblin's Jewelry and Gifts, surprise item; Walmart, surprise item; First State Bank, $25; Whitley Pharmacy, first baby blanket; Access Family Care, gift card; Arvest Bank, gift basket; and Forever Yours Embroidery, surprise item.

To enter the First Baby Contest, bring or mail a postcard with the parents' names, address, telephone number; baby's name; and the time, date 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 winner will be determined by a random drawing. The winning baby's parents must reside in Barry County.

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