Published in the January 21, 2016 edition



NORTH READING — Oh where, oh where could the stork be hiding?

The North Reading Transcript continues to search for a winner in the newspaper’s 10th annual First Baby of the new year contest.

The Transcript and many other local businesses are prepared to shower the first baby born to a North Reading family in 2016 with a variety of generous gifts.

As the Transcript went to press, a winner had yet to be declared, so we’re asking our readers to help spread the word to any expectant parents they know who reside in town.

Contact the newspaper by e-mail: or by phone: 978-664-4761 or 781-245-0080 with the pertinent information.

The winning family must reside in North Reading. 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 Transcript.

The prize package

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

The local businesses donating prizes are: Abbott Shoe – $25 gift certificate; A Touch of Class – free haircut and blow dry for mom and dad; Advanced Touch Massage Therapy – free half-hour massage for mom; Walmart of North Reading – one car seat for baby; The Savings Bank, North Reading branch – $25 savings account for baby;

Also, Horseshoe Grille – $25 gift certificate; Kitty’s Restaurant – $25 gift certificate; The Farm Land, Wakefield – $50 gift certificate; Hilltop Nursery School – complimentary registration certificate, $75 value; Baubles Fine Jewelry, Lynnfield – $25 gift card for mom; and North Reading Transcript – one-year gift subscription or extension of subscription for the parents.