Cutest Baby Contest Winner announced


Cooper Bonnin, son of Courtney and Corey Bonnin of Goodhue, was the winner of the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life’s Cutest Baby Picture Contest held at the 2023 Goodhue County Fair, August 8-12.

A $30 gift certificate to the Zumbrota Dairy Queen was donated by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) and was sent to the family. There were 21 baby pictures that were entered and displayed for judging by fair-goers.

The MCCL group has been at the Goodhue County Fair commercial building for many years, promoting the value of life from the moment of conception to natural death. It offers various opportunities for young and old to learn about a person’s life before birth. Numerous volunteers staff the booth to provide information and resource materials.

New to the MCCL booth this year was a “Spinning Prize Wheel”, where visitors to the booth could spin the wheel, answer a question and receive a sweet treat.

Back again this year were Young Ones, models of babies ten to twelve weeks old, true to life-size, made soft to the touch, lifelike in appearance, and wrapped in a blanket. A card was handed out with each one to explain the different milestones of early development and are made to be hands on. There was also an educational display of fetal models, kids activity and coloring sheets, educational materials, along with larger Touch of Life babies.

Again, these babies are realistic and life-like and are made to be hands-on.

Those over 18 were encouraged to sign this year’s pro-life petition, asking Minnesota lawmakers to support life at all stages.

The drawing for the Dairy Queen birthday cake, donated by Zumbrota Dairy Queen was Ella Klingsporn of Mazeppa.

MCCL is launching a new “Save the 12,000” series of meetings across the state. At each meeting, MCCL will update attendees about the extremism of Minnesota’s current laws.

MCCL will lay out practical steps everyone can take that will save lives. All are welcome to these free events. Check out for a meeting location in your area.


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