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First baby of the new year at Lakewood

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First baby of the new year at Lakewood
Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

Twenty-thirteen brings the celebration of birth for William Chew and Andrea Blake of Sartell, who welcomed their new baby girl, Avalene Junette into the world Jan. 3.


The first baby of the New Year at Lakewood Health System, Avalene was born at 3:23 p.m. and weighed in at 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 and a half inches.

Delivering physician, Dr. Carol Uhlman was assisted by Registered Nurse Nan Hanson.

To celebrate Avalene Junette’s birth, the Lakewood Health System Auxiliary and Piece Makers Quilting Club presented gifts to the family in honor of the New Year. The Auxiliary gave a gift of $50, presented by Bernie St. Pierre of Staples. Representing the Piece Makers Quilting Club, Judy Droubie gave a beautiful handmade baby quilt, prepared months in advance just for the 2013 New Year’s baby.

The Auxiliary and Piece Makers Quilting Club annually present gifts to the family of the New Year’s baby at Lakewood Health System. Avalene joins big brothers Ayden and Liam.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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