The Monett Times is once again sponsoring its First Baby contest for 2012. The lucky little gent or lady who is the first to be born at Cox Monett Hospital after midnight on Dec. 31, 2011, will win a number of prizes from sponsoring businesses.
This year's prizes include: a $25 gift certificate from Wickman's Garden; a $50 savings account from Community National Bank; a $20 gift certificate from The Trunk; a $25 gift certificate from Race Brothers Farm and Home Supply; a party pack from Little Caesars that includes four large one-topping pizzas, crazy combo and a two-liter drink; a Kids' Day package from Connie's Photography that includes two 5 by 7 photos, four wallets and 25 birth announcements; a $25 gift certificate from Sunrise Family Restaurant; two free sandwiches and two free drinks from Mocha Jo's; a free X-ray and exam for the mother of the first baby from All Smiles Dental Care; and a three-month subscription to The Monett Times.
The First Baby of 2012 will be photographed and featured in The Monett Times.
Last year's winner was Dimitrius Mikhil Colan Blair, son of Eden Blair, of Monett. He was born at 7:29 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2011.
Dimitrius gave boys victory in the contest three years in a row after girls had won in four out of seven years. Boys continue to lead the contest 37-31.