Time to enter Chamber’s Valentine Baby Contest


MENDOTA – The Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting entries for the 2022 Valentine Baby Contest. Baby girls and boys between the ages of newborn to 36 months will be eligible.

Participants are asked to submit a 5x7 photo of your baby. Please include the baby’s full name, sex, age, parents’ names, address and phone number. Photos will be available for pickup after the contest.

Deadline for all entries is Wednesday, Jan. 19. Send photos to Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce, 800 Washington St., P.O. Box 620, Mendota, IL 61342 or email them to [email protected]

Voting will take place from Jan. 24 through Feb. 14 at noon. Categories are 0-18 month girls, photos at Eureka Savings Bank; 0-18 month boys, photos at First State Bank; and 19-36 month boys and girls, photos at Financial Plus Credit Union. There will also be online voting. Voting is as follows: for example, one penny equals one vote, one quarter equals 25 votes, and a dollar equals 100 votes. The boys and girls in each category with the most votes will be named the winners.

First- and second-place prize winners will be announced on the Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page on the afternoon of Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. First- and second-place winners in each category will receive an assortment of fun prizes.

All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce.

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