Published in the December 28, 2016 edition


LYNNFIELD — With 2016 soon to be in the rearview mirror, the Lynnfield Villager is looking ahead in anticipation of the first baby to be born to a Lynnfield family in 2017.

Yes, it is time once again for the newspaper’s First Baby contest, now entering its 10th year. The Villager and many other local businesses will mark this milestone by showering the first baby born in the new year to a family residing in Lynnfield with a variety of generous gifts. The full slate of contest sponsors will be announced in next week’s Villager.

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

This year’s entry deadline is Friday, January 6 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 extended and a new deadline will be announced by the Villager until a winner is determined.

To enter the contest, simply contact the newspaper by e-mail at: or by phone at 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 to participate.