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Pear baby event set for April — I haven't heard anything about the wonderful baby contest they hold each year for the Pear Blossom Parade. Is it still happening this year I hope? I have a grand-daughter who just might be a candidate! ' Ruth B., Medford

Get ready to get happy, Ruth, but you're running out of time to gussy up that grandchild.

The Pear Blossom Baby Contest is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Rogue Valley Mall. Babies from 5 months to 16 months are eligible, and the winners ride in the parade the following Saturday.

Pre-registration forms are available in JCPenney's baby section and at Bella Bambino, 20 S. Fir St., Medford. Fees and registration forms must be received by March 24. Pre-registration costs &

36;8. Registration the day of the contest is from 8:30-8:45 a.m. and costs &


Winners get gifts and will ride in the Pear Blossom Parade on Saturday, April 8.

It's sponsored by Soroptimist International of Medford, JCPenney, Rogue Valley Mall, Bella Bambino and Lawrence's Jewelers.

Good luck, Ruth!

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