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More entries received in baby contest

Top row, from left: Braylee Steinz, Arianna Pinter, Mackenzie Pinter and Alexander Behnke; second row: Anura Joniak, Duke Engel, Finley Lenihan and Scotlynn Hartmann; and bottom row: Maci Hoffman, William Guider, Easton Smith and Ali Meisenheimer.
Top row, from left: Braylee Steinz, Arianna Pinter, Mackenzie Pinter and Alexander Behnke; second row: Anura Joniak, Duke Engel, Finley Lenihan and Scotlynn Hartmann; and bottom row: Maci Hoffman, William Guider, Easton Smith and Ali Meisenheimer.

PRINCETON — Twelve more entries have been received for the 2017 Princeton Junior Woman’s Club baby contest.

They are: Braylee Elizabeth Jeanette Steinz, 18 months, the daughter of  Tim and Cassie Steinz of Spring Valley; Arianna Pinter, 18 months, the daughter of Jensen and Keli Pinter of Princeton; Mackenzie Pinter, 3 months, the daughter of Jensen and Keli Pinter of Princeton; Alexander Behnke, 4 months, the son of Kathy and Brent Behnke of Princeton; Anura Edward Joniak, 20 months, the son of Micheal and Michelle Joniak of Buda; Duke Engel, 15 weeks, the son of Jedidiah Engel and Courtney Engel of Princeton; Finley Layne Lenihan, 9 months, the daughter of Ian Lenihan and Miciah Costilow of Tiskilwa; Scotlynn Eric Hartmann, 6 months, the son of Skee Hartmann and Malissa Irizarry of Princeton; Maci Josephine Hoffman, 9 months, the daughter of Christine Benavides and Andrew Hoffman of Princeton; William Lee Guider, 9 months, the son of Alexis Maloney and Lee Guider of Wyanet; Easton Smith, 20 months, the son of Joseph Smith and Emily Martin of Princeton; and Ali Rae Meisenheimer, 1 year, the daughter of Tiffany and Tad Meisenheimer of Princeton.

Entrants must be Bureau County residents under 24 months of age as of Sept. 8. Contest entries must be emailed to princetonjuniors@gmail.com by 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18.

To enter, email a high resolution, snapshot-sized color photograph of the child to princetonjuniors@gmail.com; refrain from entering photos taken with cell phone cameras or those that have been cropped or altered. Also, no professional photographs will be accepted. The email must also include the following: child’s name, sex, birthdate, current age, parents’ name, parents’ addresses and two valid contact phone numbers.

Voting will begin on Friday, Aug. 11, and continue until noon on Friday, Sept. 8. The photographs will be displayed at Central Bank, Midland States Bank, Centrue Bank and Heartland Bank. The photos will be rotated weekly between the four banks.

Each child will have a canister with his/her corresponding photograph in which votes can be placed. One dollar equals 100 votes. The winner will be notified Sept. 8 and introduced during that evening’s Homestead Festival awards ceremony and pork dinner/ice cream social.

Prizes will be given to the boy and girl winners, as well as the boy and girl runners-up. All winners and their parents will have a spot in the Homestead Festival parade.

The Princeton Junior Woman’s Club donates all the proceeds from this contest back to communities and organizations within Bureau County through various projects carried out by their club.

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