LYNNFIELD — It’s two weeks into the new year and the Lynnfield Villager is still looking for the first baby born in 2015 to a Lynnfield family.

The Villager and many other local businesses are ready to shower the lucky first baby of 2015 with a variety of generous gifts in the newspaper’s eighth annual First Baby contest.

This year’s entry deadline has been extended to Monday, January 19 at noon to give families a little extra time to contact us.

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.

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.

A new deadline will be announced by the Villager if a winner does not come forward by Jan. 19.

Contact the newspaper by e-mail: or by phone: 781-334-6319 or 781-245-0080 with the pertinent information.

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

Participating businesses

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.