|Sweetest babies/ toddlers named; prizes awarded|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Baby Bear Hugs is excited to announce the winners of their 2013 Sweetest Baby-Toddler Contest. There were 29 entries with 36 children in the competition.
Taking first place in this year’s contest was Jenna Lauren Hoffner, daughter of Michael and Ashley Hoffner. Second place went to Lillian and Maxwell Firme, children of Jeff and Kortney Firme. Kree McConachie, son of Kevin and Heather McConachie, finished in third.
Community members voted by placing money in jars that corresponded with each entrant’s photo. The money collected through the contest will be used to fund Baby Bear Hugs programs.
Other contestants included Haylie Carpenter, parents Ron and Candie Carpenter; Antonny K. Corona, parents Gabriela Hernandez and Acelino Corona; Haeden Daniel, parents Travis and Carly Daniel; Cora Lee Dodson, parents Nate and Carrie Dodson; Baby Flores, parents Francisco and Janel Flores; Izaak and Levi Hayes, parents Lucas and Jennifer Hayes.
Luella Hensley, parents Dave and Megan Hensley; Braylin Herman, parents Justin and Trisha Herman; Carlos Humberto Hermosillo, parent Sydne Hermosillo; Destiny Hoffman, parents Matt and Sara Hoffman; Nolan Hubbard, parents Gabe and Jill Hubbard; Lucas and Colin Jordan, parents Matt and Leslie Jordan.
Matthew and Quinley Keith, parents Ryan and Karman Keith; Otto Kurtzer, parents Jared and Heather Kurtzer; Hudson Lueth, parents Broc and Brittany Lueth; Kenia K. Marquez, parent Rosa Olivas; Efram Galaviz, parent Marisela Almanza; Analeeyah and Guillermo Morales, parents Alfonso and Veronica Morales.
Kian and Urijah O’Gorman, parents Jay and Deana O’Gorman; Jaasai Perez, parents Efrain and Ester Mendoza Perez; Adilyn June Priddy, parents Justin Priddy and Tarah Kasdorf; Christian Saminiego, parent Angelica Samaniego; Angel Samaniego, parents Gilberto Samaniego and Susana Nieto.
Daniel and Andrew Schroetlin, parents Curt and Laura Beth Schroetlin; Jeorjia Stroyek, parents Jeff and Joleen Stroyek; Breilla Vigil, parents Stephen and Sarah Vigil.
Baby Bear Hugs is a nonprofit organization that serves eight counties in eastern Colorado. They provide new parents with personal, in-home visits for support and education about their new baby.
Holyoke Enterprise August 8, 2013