The Monett Times is once again sponsoring its First Baby contest for 2013. The lucky little gent or lady who is the first to be born at Cox Monett Hospital after midnight on Dec. 31, 2012, will win a number of prizes from sponsoring businesses.
This year's prizes include: a $25 savings account from Community National Bank; a $25 gift certificate from The Trunk; a party pack from Little Caesars that includes four large one-topping pizzas, crazy combo and a two-liter drink; a Rock-A-Bye Baby recordable bear from Bruner's Pharmacy; a $30 gift certificate for a custom designed outfit from Palm and Pearl; and a three-month subscription to The Monett Times.
Those wishing to enter the contest are invited to report their baby's time and date of birth, physician's name and child's and parents' names to The Monett Times office at 235-3135.
In the event of a tie, a drawing will be held to determine the winner.
The First Baby of 2013 will be photographed and featured in The Monett Times.
Last year's winner was Jace Parker Horn, son of Jason and Elizabeth Horn, of Cassville. He was born at 4:25 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2012.
Jace gave boys victory in the contest four years in a row after girls had won in four out of seven years. Boys continue to lead the contest 38-31.