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Entries sought for Pear Blossom Baby Contest

The 32nd annual Pear Blossom Baby Contest will be held Saturday, April 1, on the lower level of Rogue Valley Mall in front of JCPenney.

All proceeds go to local nonprofit organizations that help women and girls.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the contest starts at 9:30 a.m. The contest is open to babies 5 months to 15 months old.

There are six categories: Quickest Smile (boy and girl), Bluest Eyes, Darkest Eyes, Prettiest Hair and Chubbiest. All entrants are eligible for the Baby Bud and Baby Blossom categories. Winners will ride in the Pear Blossom Parade Saturday, April 8.

Entry fee is $10 per category.

The contest is organized by Soroptimist International of Medford, and sponsors include Winner’s Circle Driveway 5 Car Dealers, and Father and Son’s Jewelers.

For questions and registration forms, email sibabycontest@gmail.com.

Parents can also register their baby the day of the contest.

Julia Marie Morgan, 7 months, won the title of Baby Blossom in the 2013 competition. [Mail Tribune / file photo]