New Year’s Baby Arrived Jan. 1 at Brookings Health
Ashlyn Jessica Vande Weerd arrived at 2:05 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2016, making her the first baby of the New Year born at Brookings Health System.
Ashlyn is the first baby for parents Missy and James Vande Weerd of Bruce, S.D. She weighed seven pounds and eight ounces and measured 21.75 inches long. Mother and baby are both doing well.
The New Year’s Baby and her parents received a variety of toys, baby products, and, gift certificates of cash and services from local businesses and organizations. Contributors to the New Year’s Baby gift basket include:
- GCC Ready Mix
- Shane Anderson of Century 21 Gustafson, Krogman & Associates
- Dakotaland Federal Credit Union
- Avera Medical Group
- Bel Brands
- MyPlace Hotel
- Party Depot
- Boys & Girls Club of Brookings
- First Bank & Trust
- Nick’s Hamburger Shop
- Brookings Healthcare Auxiliary