Beginning at 12:01 a.m. April 1, votes will be accepted via Facebook for Harford's Most Beautiful Baby as part of the fourth annual "Celebree Presents Harford's Most Beautiful Baby" contest, hosted by Harford Family House and SARC.
The 10 entries that receive the most votes will move on to face the judges as semi-finalists and the winner of the grand prize package valued at more than $11,000 will be announced at a free event on Saturday, May 11 at Harford Mall.
The announcement of the contest winner at 1:30 p.m. will be the culmination of a day packed with events that include additional live contests and entertainment emceed by Kristy Breslin of WJZ-TV. While registration for the Beautiful Baby contest closes March 31, interested participants can still register through the day of the event for other contests, including a mother/daughter look-a-like, father/son look-a-like, parent/child look-a-like and baby crawl. Winning participants will receive prizes including a spa day, gym memberships, jewelry, cash and gift certificates to area retailers and restaurants. All contest participants will be entered automatically into a drawing to win a $500 gift card at Klein's Shoprite, with the winner to be announced at the event.
On-site registration opens at 10 a.m. at Harford Mall's center court, with contests running from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Other entertainment will include an 11 a.m. demonstration by Chung's Martial Arts and other family-friendly entertainment.
Prizes and other event support are provided thanks to the generosity of event sponsors including Celebree Learning Centers, Jones Junction, Upper Chesapeake Health, Growing Smiles, APGFCU, Harford Mutual, Susquehanna Bank, Mars Supermarkets, Bel Air Athletic Club, My Gym, Merle Norman Cosmetics and Day Spa, Harford Mall, Saxon's Diamond Centers, Klein's Shoprite, WebIXI, Girlee Gurlz, Kids First Swim Schools and 970 WAMD.
All proceeds from the contest and associated events go to support Harford Family House and SARC, two area non-profits that primarily provide services to local women and children. To cast a vote for Harford's Most Beautiful Baby, visit the event's Facebook page; to enter any of the day's other contests in advance or find about more about on-site registration, visit http://www.harfordbaby.org.