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Emmetsburg Welcomes New Years Baby

By Staff | Jan 9, 2018

FIRST?BABY?OF?THE?NEW?YEAR- Palo Alto County Hospital welcomed the first baby of 2018 on January 3, 2018 at 6:31 p.m. Baby boy Caiden James Alexander Lynn Cribb is the son of Sebestian Bailey and Candace Cribb. Each year, the Emmetsburg?Chamber of Commerce gifts the New Years baby a basket full of gifts from Chamber businesses. Above, Sebestian Bailey, Candace Cribb, baby Caiden, Chamber Director Deb Hite, and new hospital CEO?Brett Antczak welcome baby Caiden. -- Anna Veltri photo

Caiden James Alexander Lynn Cribb was the first baby born at Palo Alto County Hospital since the turn of the new year.

Baby boy Caiden was born on January 3, 2018 at 6:31 p.m. at Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg. He is the son of Emmetsburg natives Candace Cribb and Sebastian Bailey.

Caiden weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19.5 inches tall.

Candace, Caiden’s mother, works as a nurse for Palo Alto County Hospital.?She is often seen floating around the Emergency Room. Sebastian, Caiden’s father, works for Architechtural Arts in Emmetsburg.

Caiden is the grandson of Sharon and Henery Mason of Cylinder; Brian and Michelle Bailey of Des Moines; Amie and Charl Cilliers of Lake Park.

Baby Caiden is a sweet cherub that very closely resembles his father. He has gorgeous blonde hair on his head and currently sleeps peacefully through visitors.

Each year, members of the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce put together a gift basket for the first baby born at Palo Alto County Hospital after the turn of the year.

This year, Caiden was gifted the following items:

Emmetsburg A & W added a Baby Root Beer Mug and Free Papa Burger redeemable at the restaurant.

Shopko Hometown gifted a $25 gift certificate for use at their store.

Swanson Hardware included a Fisher Price Chatter Phone Toy for Baby Caiden.

St. Pat’s Irish Gift Shop sent a Little Lamb Buddy, Blanet, and Irish bib.

Iowa Lakes Community College sent a Little Laker Onesie and a flash drive for the family to store all of their special photos.

Emmetsburg Publishing Company gave a one year subscription to the newspapers as well as an 8×10 photo print of the family.

Iowa Trust & Savings Bank gave baby Caiden a money jar with a bib and toys.

Blossoming Creations included a gift certificate to be used at their downtown store.

Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities included $25 Chamber Bucks which can be redeemed at any participating Chamber business.

Lakeside Lutheran Home and Assisted Living added Pampers Diapers and diaper wipes for the new family.

Willow Ridge Independent living included a monetary gift for the family to use on something special for themselves.

Pizza Hut included ten “buy one, get one” coupons so the family can enjoy a few easy, worry-free meals.

The Emmetsburg?Chamber of Commerce added a beautiful basket and flannel blankets for baby Caiden to stay warm in the chilly Iowa weather.

The Emmetsburg Education Center added a Wiggly Caterpillar.

Finally, the Glass Shop sent a January Garnet Birth Angel.

Congratulations, Candace and Sebastian! And Happy Birthday, baby Caiden!