Beautiful babies being sought for Mt. Pleasant festival contest
The annual baby contest held at the Mt. Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival gives parents, grandparents and family members the perfect opportunity to showcase their little ones.
Photos of babies for the contest are being accepted now through Friday.
Long time event sponsors Frock Child Care will be conducting the contests.
“It's nice to be involved in the community and be involved with the kids,” Frock Child Care owner Charlene Frock said.
The contest has now been going on for many years and the participation varies each year.
“One year we had 33 and the next year we may have had 11, but the number of entries does not necessarily reflect on the amount of money we make,” Frock Child care employee and event coordinator Cindy Murdock said. “One year we only had a couple entries but we still raised $1,700.”
The contest is set up to have each photo displayed separately with an accompanying bear jar that will has the babies' names.
People who wish to vote for a particular photo can contribute money to that corresponding jar and the baby who raises the most money will be announced as the winner.
The winning entry will receive a $50 gift card and a Cozy Coupe. The second-place winner will receive a Cozy Coupe and an educational toy and the third-place winner will receive a Cozy Coupe.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Mt. Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival's Children's Fund that helps children in need in the area with illness costs, emergency situations and at Christmas time by supplies gifts to families who are struggling.
“We work with the Mt. Pleasant elementary schools and they give us names of families and children then we go and purchase gifts,” Murdock said. “These people are always so appreciative and it makes us feel good to be able to help this way.”
The money for the contest will be collected starting on Sept. 27 at the festival and will be collected until Sept. 29/
The winner of the contest will be announced at 1:45 p.m., prior to the stroller parade.
Parents or guardians of babies whose photos are entered in the contest have the option to decorate the strollers for a special parade through the festival grounds.
“This is not a contest, just another way for them to show off their babies and the decorated strollers,” Murdock said.
Glass and Ethnic Festival committee member Marie Dawson said the stroller parade is always a popular attraction.
“People just love the stroller parade,” Dawson said. “These parents really go all out to decorate and it's always a fun time.”
Entries will be accepted through Friday and forms can be obtained at the Mt. Pleasant Borough Building or by calling Frock Child Care at 724-547-2531.
Marilyn Forbes is a contributing writer.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- With most starters resting, Steelers turn in lackluster loss at Heinz
- Young guns lead way into pivotal Pirates-Cardinals series
- LaBar: Best next opponent for Brock Lesnar
- Liriano struggles as Brewers complete sweep of Pirates
- Kiski Area graduate Kuhn set to help YSU take on Pitt on Saturday
- Pittsburgh police searching for missing teen last seen in Overbrook
- Homework: Spokes pendant offers light in two directions
- Experts warn Kane’s Haiti trip might jeopardize any case from 2014 wiretap
- Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto: Public has stake in Penguins
- Ex-Michigan offensive lineman gets fresh start for West Virginia
- District college game of the week: No. 8 John Carroll at St. Vincent