The celebration for the National Baby Food Festival’s “First Baby Born” included (left to right) in front, Geoff Lineberry and Kaely Jewett holding baby Lorelei; in back, Maureen Ruiter RN, Jayne Guikema of Chemical Bank, Cheryl Schuiteman of Gerber Parent Resource Center, Monica Hoffmann RN and Raul Andino MD.
Gerber Memorial Welcomes “First Baby Born” in Annual National Baby Food Festival Contest
Fremont –Holding three days past her due date, Lorelei Louise Lineberry was born into stardom.
Parents Kaely Jewett of Fremont and Geoff Lineberry of Muskegon welcomed their first child at Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial and received welcoming gifts from the local community. Born on Thursday, July 18, at 7:22 p.m., Lorelei was awarded the National Baby Food Festival “First Baby Born” honor.
Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial is a proud sponsor of the NBFF First Baby Born which is awarded to the baby born closest to a random date and time selected during the four-day festival in Fremont. This year, the designated date and time was Thursday, July 18 at 10 a.m. Lorelei was born closest to that day and time.
“She was born a winner,” Jewett said. “Lorelei is a very special little girl already. She is being welcomed into this world being showered with gifts.”
Along with Lorelei’s award, the family also received gifts from local businesses, including the OB/GYN and Delivery teams at Gerber Memorial, Gerber Parents Resource Center, Chemical Bank, Fremont Chamber of Commerce, Joan and Co., Fairview Floral and Gingerly Cleaning.