Nine-month-old Nixon Palmer placed third in a Western-Canada wide holiday contest. Above

Fruitvale baby among the cutest in grocery chain contest

Nine-month-old Nixon Palmer placed third overall in a contest to find the cutest babies in Western Canada.

A Fruitvale couple has one of the cutest babies in Western Canada, according to a holiday contest by AG Foods in conjunction with Heinz.

Nine-month-old Nixon Palmer placed third overall in the contest and along the way has gained some celebrity status. The poster child’s face has gained attention on Facebook and at Liberty Foods in Fruitvale.

“He’s making us money already and he’s only nine months old,” laughed his mom Jennifer Dinsdale.

Dinsdale and her husband Darryle Palmer were quite surprised by the news they received about two weeks ago and have already spent half of their $100 winnings from the grocer.

“I mean we think he’s really cute but it was (western)-wide so we were a little shocked that he won,” said Dinsdale. “Darryle put it on Facebook; we’ve got lots of hits on there already.

“A lot of people are liking and commenting that they thought he should have been first place but we’re just happy that he placed at all.”

Dinsdale admits that she wouldn’t normally sign up for such a contest but was convinced by grandma Ruth DeCosse.

The pair worked on the application after DeCosse saw a poster at Liberty.

Dinsdale submitted a photo of her son dressed as a lumberjack, sporting a trapper hat and a red and black checkered flannel shirt. Though the outfit was fitting for Fruitvale, Dinsdale said the family just relocated from Calgary.

Liberty Foods managing director Derrick Dar, who’s the son of owner Dick Dar, said he was proud that a baby from Fruitvale was selected.

“I don’t know how many entrants there were but it was a surprise to us that they won,” he said.

“I think they were quite surprised, too, when they were notified.”

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