The first baby of 2018 was born at Mercer County Community Hospital on Wednesday, January 3. Lynnlee Gower, daughter of Jessica and Kirk Gower, was born at 7:48 a.m., weighing 6 pounds 5.8 ounces and measuring 19 inches. Lynnlee was welcomed by her parents and four older brothers.
The Gower family received a sherpa blanket, a $100 gift certificate to the Celina-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce and numerous other gifts.
This marks the third consecutive year that Mercer Health has welcomed the first baby of the year on January 3.