- Tuesday, September 8, 2015
To the Editor:
Newtown’s Beautiful Baby contest has got to be the most fun and rewarding volunteer work I have ever done. The children are all so adorable, and what a wonderful national non-profit Homes For Our Troops is to donate my time to. I cannot think of a more deserving charity than one which builds handicap houses for our military who are returning with life-altering injuries.
- Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10:07 am
Newtown’s annual Beautiful Baby Photo Contest, coordinated since 2010 by Sandy Hook resident Lois Barber, is kicking off and looking for photos of children, newborn to age 4, to be posted on its voting booth.
The contest is a friendly competition/fundraiser that this year will help an American soldier returning home with life-altering injuries receive a free custom handicapped accessible house through the Homes For Our Troops national nonprofit. It is a baby photo contest, not a live pageant. All money raised goes to Homes for Our Troops.
- Thursday, July 3, 2014
Photo bombs continue to be a very popular trend, and this week I spotted one of my own doing just that. When one of our Bee photographers was out collecting Bee’s Buck photos last week, she didn’t realize that while she was trying to sneakily take a photo for this week’s challenge photo, the photographer herself was also being watched.
- Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Luke McCarthy, 2, was the first child entered in 2014’s Beautiful Baby Photo Contest. His entry photo has been placed in #1 spot on the voting booth, which will go on public display and begin receiving votes this weekend.
- Friday, February 14, 2014
To the Editor:
“A new baby is like the beginning of all things-wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” – Eda J. Le Shan
There is no other happy event that unites us as a town more than our Labor Day Parade. This year, the bulk of the money from the Newtown Beautiful Baby Photo Contest will be donated to this wonderful tradition. The vote money collected at Lobsterfest will go to the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co.
- Thursday, May 23, 2013
Taryn and Michael Aiello of Oxford were the first parents to enter their children in this year’s Beautiful Baby Photo Contest. The contest is a charitable fundraiser, this year raising funds for Newtown’s First Responders and the My Sandy Hook Family Fund.
- Friday, April 12, 2013
Connor Monaghan recently gave Newtown Police Captain Joe Rios, left, and Lieutenant George Sinko a check for the police union fund, representing the first batch of entry fee checks for the 2013 Newtown Beautiful Baby Photo Contest. Connor was the 2010 Beautiful Baby Contest winner.