NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Bailey Alice Lennon, 11 months old, will be featured in the Newtown Labor Day Parade on Monday, Sept. 5, as the most beautiful baby in Connecticut.
Bailey’s photo won The Homes For Our Troops Beautiful Baby Photo Contest. Bailey and her parents, Meghan and Mark Lennon, live in Southbury. Her photo was entered by her grandmother, Pam Curley of Naugatuck.
The contest is a fundraiser for the nation’s wounded military to receive a specially adapted house through the national nonprofit Homes for Our Troops. All of the money raised is donated to for a specially adapted house for a soldier returning with life-altering injuries.
This year’s contest funds were earmarked for Army Ranger Sean Pesce of West Haven. Pesce was shot through the spine and is now permanently paralyzed.
Next year’s contest will help support Marine Corps Cpl. Roger Rua from Naugatuck, who was also shot in the back. Rua’s home will be built in ether Cheshire or Middlebury.