Lennon, Clark win Beautiful Baby Contest

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Jun. 18—LUMBERTON — The results are in and Carter Lennon and Bristol Kay Clark have been crowned the prince and princess of the Partnership for Children's 2022 Beautiful Baby Contest.

Carter is the son of Tandrel Lennon and Bristol is the daughter of Cranston and Kayonna Clark.

The two were among a dozen of some of Robeson County's cutest residents.

Other participants included Daniel Edward Miller, Gage Butler McQueen, Gracie-Anna Holli Mitchell, Jordyn Dyeon Cromartie, Kyzlynn Alred, Lexington David Thomas, Mason Levi Kirk, Nova, Olivia Rose Lowery, and Raelynn Grace Stallings.

All contestants can be viewed in Saturday's paper.

The winner is decided based on the number of votes received. Each vote cost $1 and the money raised benefits programs at the Exploration Station, an interactive learning museum located on North Chestnut Street in downtown Lumberton.

"These Funds go to support programs that smart start dollars cannot," said Tim Little, the Fund Development coordination for the Partnership.

The funds will also help recover money spent to purchase a new roof on the Exploration Station Building, which had to be done earlier this year, according to Little.

The first-place winners each received $100, a parade magnet, a trophy and a crown and tiara. Second- through fourth-place winners also will receive trophies. The top 12 babies will be featured in the partnership's 2020 calendar, which will be released during the fall.

Established in 1993, the Robeson County Partnership for Children oversees early childhood development programs in the area. On Jan. 1, 2014, it took control of Exploration Station.