From STAFF REPORTS

The Franklin County Perinatal Education Center (FCPEC) announced the top 13 babies for the Franklin County Cutest Baby Contest.

The contest, which features babies from newborn to 18 months at the time of entry, had a total of 45 entries. The top 12 will represent a particular month in the 2020 calendar while the remaining entries will be featured on additional pages in the calendar. Lesley Wray Photography will take the professional photos for the calendar.

“This year we are excited to see the outcome of the professional photo shoots for the calendar, because all 45 babies will be featured in the calendar with a vintage theme,” said Amy Pendleton, executive director of the Franklin County Perinatal Education Center.

“The 2020 calendar is going to be printed in black and white to stay with the vintage theme, and for the first time a boy has been chosen as the cover baby.”

Eight-month-old Nolan Naff, son of Christian and Casey Naff of Boones Mill, was selected for the cover of the calendar.

Pendleton said she expects the calendars will be available for sale in November.

The calendar is an important fundraiser for the perinatal center, Pendleton said. The proceeds from entry fees, sponsorships and calendar sales allow the center to help more families.

The Franklin County Perinatal Education Center is a nonprofit organization that provides childbirth and reproductive health programs in Franklin, Patrick and Henry counties. The center also provides free child safety seats and infant-care products.

For more information about the center, visit www.fcpec.org or contact Amy Pendleton at 489-1800.

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