Looking For Newtown’s First Baby Of The Year
The Newtown Bee is looking for the first child born to Newtown parents this year. This will continue a tradition now in its 58th year.
The First Baby of Newtown 2019 will win for their family everything from baked goods and champagne to savings bonds, multiple dining opportunities, and even automotive services, all courtesy of local businesses.
The winning parents will be the ones who send the earliest birthdate (and time, if necessary, to break a tie) to The Newtown Bee by noon Tuesday, January 8. Parents must be Newtown/Sandy Hook residents and will need to submit the exact time and date of the child’s birth; their name and address; and the place of birth, gender, weight, and name of the newborn.
Friends, family, and neighbors of newborns, you can help too: Make sure the parents of any Newtown newborns know about this honorary title and all the prizes that come with it.
Parents and friends should contact Newtown Bee Associate Editor Shannon Hicks at 203-426-3141 or firstname.lastname@example.org with this information. The winners will be notified the evening of January 8 and will hopefully be available for an interview in time for the January 11, 2019 issue of The Newtown Bee.
Efraim Anderson of Newtown was the latest baby to win the honorary title. Newtown’s First Baby of 2018, born January 3, 2018, was the second son of Tanya DeJesus and Joseph Anderson.