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Enter Newtown Beautiful Baby Photo Contest To Help A Veteran Get A Home

Four-month-old Brooks from San Diego, one of the babies in the Newtown Beautiful Baby Contest. Brooks grandparents are Linda Dale Mulholland and Bob Mulholland. Bob Mulholland is chairman of Newtown’s Zoning and Planning Commission.
Four-month-old Brooks from San Diego, one of the babies in the Newtown Beautiful Baby Contest. Brooks grandparents are Linda Dale Mulholland and Bob Mulholland. Bob Mulholland is chairman of Newtown’s Zoning and Planning Commission. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Enter a cute baby photo in Newtown’s Beautiful Baby Contest fundraiser and help a returning soldier get a home accessible for the handicap.

All of the proceeds of this fundraiser will be donated and earmarked for 22-year-old Army Ranger Sean Pesce’s home being built in West Haven.

The contest is for all children (age newborn to 4 years). The winning child and his or her family are featured in the Newtown Labor Day Parade riding in a convertible sent by Mercedes of Danbury, as the “Beautiful Baby Winner."

The child doesn't need to live in Newtown to enter to win. To enter the contest, send a $10 check made payable to “Homes For Our Troops” and a 4" x 4” photo (cut a 4" x 6”) with baby’s name, contact phone number, and contact email address written clearly on the back to: Baby Contest c/o Lois Barber 33 Zoar Road, Sandy Hook, CT, 06482.

All information on the back of the photo is blacked out with permanent marker before the voting booth goes to Stop & Shop or any other location. The voting booth will be at various locations throughout Newtown, starting with the Lion’s Club Duck Race.

Soldiers receive a handicap house through Homes For Our Troops, a nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. The goal of the organization is to enable them to rebuild their lives.

For more information about the contest, please email babycontest2010@gmail.com or call Lois Barber 203-270-8017.

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