The East County Observer would like to congratulate all the parents who celebrated recently the births of their new bundles of joy. The East County Observer will publish birth announcements the last issue of each month. To have your listing included, please email your information to Managing Editor Pam Eubanks, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brandon William Call was born to Twin Rivers residents Randy and Stephanie Call at 7:49 a.m. Aug. 8. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 and one-fifth inches long. Proud big sister is Alyssa.
Mason Thomas Durfee was born to Bradenton residents Ted and Joadie Durfee at 7:56 a.m. July 5, at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.
Olivia Malena Ingemansson was born to Marcus and Jennifer Ingemansson, of Abu Dhabi, UAE, at 9:36 a.m. June 28, at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. She was 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Layla Maryanne Lockhart was born to Myakka City residents Chris and Ashley Lockhart at 4:17 a.m. July 8, at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21-and-one-fourth inches long. Proud big siblings are Lily and Grace.
Ava Eileen Phillips was born to Shannon Phillips, of the East County, at 10:18 a.m. Aug. 17, at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches long. Proud big brother is Jack.
Parker Jackson Welch was born to East County residents Tony and Justina Welch at 1:42 a.m. Aug. 21, at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. Parker weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.
Brady Elijah Wiggins was born to Daniel and Jody Wiggins, of Palmetto, at 10:23 p.m. Aug. 24, at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. He was 6 pounds, 3 ounces and 19-and-three-fourth inches long.
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
28 Braden River Soccer Club Try-outs
29 LWRBA May Membership Lunch
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
31 May YLA Breakfast "Legendary Leaders"
7:30 am - 9:00 am
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Dancing group to host fundraiser
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