Participants, supporters and sponsors of the Childrens Miracle Network Baby Photo Contest, presented by Creative Imaging Fine Photography, helped raise $24,735 for the local CMN affiliate at Samaritan Medical Center.
Those funds will help local children and families in need because of a medical crisis.
According to a CMN news release, 22,980 total votes were cast for 137 contestants. The following winners were announced Saturday during an awards ceremony at Salmon Run Mall: third place, with a $500 award, went to Charley Weston, daughter of Lacie Robinson and Dillon Weston, Dexter; second place, with a $1,000 award, went to Lauren Baker, daughter of Amy and Tim Baker, Beaver Falls, and first place, with a $2,000 award, went to Lily Kowalcyzk, daughter of Elisa Cesario and Jay Kowalcyzk, Black River.
Photos of the top 10 contestants can be viewed online at www.cmnbabyphotocontest.com.