By MAUREEN DOHERTY

LYNNFIELD — Oh where, oh where could the stork be hiding?

The Lynnfield Villager is looking for a winner in the newspaper’s eighth annual First Baby contest.

The Villager and many other local businesses are prepared to shower the first baby born to a Lynnfield family in 2015 with a variety of generous gifts.

This year’s entry deadline has been extended to Monday, January 23 at noon, so we’re hoping our readers will help spread to word to any expectant parents they know who reside in town.

Simply contact the newspaper by e-mail: [email protected] or by phone: 781-334-6319 or 781-245-0080 with the pertinent information and we’ll do the rest.

Entries must include documentation such as the name of the hospital or place where the baby was born, and the time and date of the baby’s birth.

The winning family must reside in Lynnfield. The decision of the newspaper is final. Relatives of newspaper employees or contest sponsors are ineligible.

Acceptance of the winning entry is contingent upon the mother’s and father’s consent to have a photograph published of the baby and themselves to accompany a story published in the Villager.

Extensive prize package

Local businesses have donated several hundred dollars worth of prizes to welcome baby and pamper mom. A full-page ad, including contest rules, was printed in the Dec. 31 edition of the Villager.

The local businesses donating prizes are: Photography by Corinna – free photo session and one 8×10 ($165 value); Wakefield Co-op Bank, Lynnfield Branch – $50 savings account for baby; The Savings Bank, Lynnfield branch – $25 savings account; Village Pharmacy – gift basket; Baubles Fine Jewelry – $50 gift certificate for mom;

Also, The Farm Land – $50 gift certificate; Newbury North Salon – complimentary haircut for mom; Venezia Day Spa – complimentary manicure for mom; Bellino’s Restaurant – $25 gift certificate for mom; Honey Dew Donuts, Downtown Wakefield – free box of donuts for mom; and Lynnfield Villager – one year gift subscription or extension of subscription for the parents.