The 28th annual Pear Blossom Baby Contest will kick off Saturday morning, April 6, at the Rogue Valley Mall.
Registration for the event starts at 8:30 a.m. The contest starts at 9:30 a.m. on the mall's lower level in front of J.C. Penney. It costs $10 to enter. Entry forms can be picked up at the J.C. Penney photo studio. Children ages 5 through 16 months are eligible.
The contest categories include quickest smile, bluest eyes, darkest eyes, prettiest hair and chubbiest. Baby Bud and Baby Blossom also will be picked. Winners will ride in the Pear Blossom Parade Saturday, April 13.
The event is sponsored by Soroptimist International of Medford. All proceeds are donated to the Jackson County Relief Nursery.