Published in the December 30, 2015 editionhappynewyearbaby_web


LYNNFIELD — With 2015 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 2016.

Yes, it is time once again for the newspaper’s First Baby contest, now entering its ninth year. The Villager and many other local businesses will shower the first baby born in the new year to a family residing in Lynnfield with a variety of generous gifts.

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 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 extended and a new deadline will be announced by the Villager until a winner is determined.

Contact the newspaper by e-mail: 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.

Participating businesses

Local businesses have generously donated valuable prizes to welcome baby and pamper mom. A half-page ad, including contest rules, is printed in today’s 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.