Published in the January 6, 2016 edition


LYNNFIELD — The new year is young and the Lynnfield Villager is still looking for the first baby of the new year to be born to a Lynnfield family.

The newspaper’s ninth annual First Baby contest is in full swing and the Villager and many other local businesses are ready to shower the lucky first baby of 2016 with an abundance of generous gifts.

newyearsbaby_webAcceptance 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.

This year’s entry deadline is Friday, January 8 at noon. 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.

If a baby is not born by the deadline, the contest will be automatically extended and a new deadline will be announced by the Villager.

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

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 half-page ad, including contest rules, was printed in the Dec. 30 edition of the Villager.

The local businesses donating prizes are: Photography by Corinna – free photo session and one 8×10 ($195 value); Village Pharmacy – gift basket; The Savings Bank, Lynnfield branch – $25 savings account; Wakefield Co-op Bank, Lynnfield Branch – $25 savings account for baby; Baubles Fine Jewelry – $25 gift certificate for mom; The Farm Land, Wakefield – $50 gift certificate; and Lynnfield Villager – one year gift subscription or extension of subscription for the parents.