|As little Camron prepares to celebrate his first birthday, it’s time once again for the Journal’s annual “Baby Watch,” a most delightful contest.|
When the clock strikes midnight tonight, the crew in the birthing center at Langlade Hospital will be preparing for the first baby of 2014, and that lucky newborn and parents will be the recipient of hundreds of dollars worth of gift certificates and products from Antigo Daily Journal advertisers.
Some years the contest ends quickly, but other years it takes a bit longer. This year, Camron Daniel Lockwood waited just 17 hours and eight minutes, making an unexpected, early arrival for parents Annie and Dan Lockwood of rural Antigo.
Today, a day shy of a year old, Camron is an exuberant, happy young man, ready to relinquish his title.
Rules are simple and unchanged from prior years, The winning baby must be born at Langlade Hospital, to married parents who are current residents of the area. The exact time of birth must be certified by the attending physician. In the event of a tie—something that has never happened—awards will be divided equally.
The list of prizes includes:
Antigo Daily Journal, free three-month subscription; Palace Twin Theater, two free passes for mom and dad; Antigo Cenex, oil and filter change; Bula Chiropractic, free initial exam and$ adjustment for mom or baby;
Swartzendruber’s Supper Club, $10 gift certificate; Hickey Floral & Gifts Inc., gift certificate; Lakeside Pharmacy & Grocery, $10 gift certificate; J&P Lilquidators, $10 gift certificate;
Neva Grocery and Gas, $25 meat and cheese tray from the deli; Edison Club and Event Center, two fish frys; Today’s Hair, one haircut for mom or dad; Butch’s SuperValu, case of baby food;
The Rental Store, $25 celebrate arrival gift certificate; Quinlan’s Equipment, lube, oil and filter; Heinzen Plumbing, Excavating and Septic Service, $20 off plumbing services or supplies; Main Attraction Styling Salon, one haircut for mom or dad;
Van Ooyen’s Radio Shack, $10 gift certificate; Two Angels Family Restaurant, $10 gift certificate; Antigo Country Store, stuffed animal; FS Fast Stop, eight-piece Chester’s chicken family meal;
Country Kitchen, $10 gift certificate; Parsons of Antigo, lube, oil and filter change; Schroeder’s, baby’s first gift bag; Frisch Greenhouses, $10 gift certificate;
Taco John’s, six-pack and a pound of tacos and potato oles; Cornerstone Chiropractic and Wellness, free visit for mom, dad or baby; Brickners of Antigo, free nitrogen fill for four tires on the family car; Adamski’s Sugarbush, a half-gallon of maple syrup;
Inspiring Images, $20 toward tanning; Draeger Oil, $25 gift certificate; Downtown Tanning & Fitness, one month fitness or tanning package for mom;
Neve’s Floors to Go and Furniture, $50 gift certificate; Southside Tire Co., rotate and computer balance four passenger tires; El Tequila Mexican Restaurant, $10 gift certificate; Heartbreaker’s, $10 gift certificate;
The Refuge Restaurant and Northwoods Bar, $20 gift certificate; The Dixie Lunch, small tub of chicken; Fifth Avenue, $10 gift certificate; Melody Mill, $20 gift certificate; Hummer’s Hideaway Bar/Grill & Campground, two fish frys;
Antigo Family Consignment, $10 gift certificate; The Polished Ladies, $10 off pedicure for mom; Wagner Shell, three $10 car wash specials; Grandview Orchard, $25 gift certificate;
Antigo Sportswear & Custom Printing, $10 gift certificate; The Man Cave, one free haircut for dad; Hope Pregnancy Resource Center, two handmade lap/floor quilts, a 96-count case of diapers and two Palace Theater movie passes; Farmers Home Restaurant, two fish frys;
Koni K’s Family Restaurant, $10 gift certificate; Michaels Family Restaurant, $15 gift certificate; Gingerbread House, $10 gift certificate; Buckshot’s, $20 gift certificate.
Rick’s 45 Roadhouse, pizza of your choice; Totally Cellular, $10 gift certificate; Promotions by ThorPack, $10 toward promotional products; Sunshine Trees/Fireplace Creations, $10 gift certificate.
Camron Lockwood, a day shy of his first birthday, gets a lift from mom, Annie, on a recent winter hike.