Lakewood Health System in Staples welcomed its first baby of 2021 at 4:42 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1.

Parents Katie Bounds and Brandon Lorentz of Wadena welcomed daughter Charli Kaye, who weighed in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and at 20.5 inches long.

The Lakewood Health System Auxiliary and Piecemakers Quilting Club of Staples presented gifts to the family in honor of the new year. The Auxiliary gave a gift of $50 and the Piecemakers Quilting Club gave a handmade baby quilt, prepared just for the 2021 New Year’s baby.

All patients who give birth at Lakewood Health System receive a variety of gifts and a complementary home visit by the expectations team and a case of diapers.

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