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First baby of 2009: Jacob William Wright of Orcas Island

The first baby of 2009 is a boy born in Island Hospital to Orcas Island parents. A story is forthcoming. - File art
The first baby of 2009 is a boy born in Island Hospital to Orcas Island parents. A story is forthcoming.
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Jacob William Wright was born to Amanda Murray Wright and Buddy Wright of Orcas Island on Jan. 5, 2009 in Island Hospital in Anacortes -- the first baby born to San Juan County parents in 2009.

(That's not him in the picture ... we're working on getting a photo.)

Jacob weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces. Among those welcoming him into the world: sister Ellie, age 2 1/2.

As winners of the Journal's 18th annual Baby Derby, Jacob and his parents will receive more than $500 in gift certificates and prizes from 18 businesses on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands.

Jacob's mother was born and raised on San Juan Island, the daughter of Jim Murray, now living on Whidbey island. Buddy, the proud father, is a water systems contractor on Orcas, who was wrestling with many winter water problems during his wife's last days of pregnancy. He was born in Tokyo, son of a retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot.

Here's what Jacob and his family win:

— $75 gift certificate from Roche Harbor McMillin's Restaurant.

— $50 gift certificate from Islanders Bank.

— $25 gift certificate from Bakery San Juan, Friday Harbor.

— $25 gift certificate from Christy's Island Salon, Friday Harbor.

— $25 gift certificate from Downriggers Restaurant, Friday Harbor.

— $25 gift certificate from Friday Harbor MarketPlace.

— $25 gift certificate from Island Market, Eastsound.

— $25 gift certificate from King's Market, Friday Harbor.

— $25 gift certificate from Lopez Village Market.

— $25 gift certificate from Osito's, Friday Harbor.

— $25 gift certificate from Petro San Juan, Friday Harbor.

— $25 gift certificate from Rich's Cannery House Restaurant, Friday Harbor.

— $25 gift certificate from San Juan Jewels, Friday Harbor.

— $25 gift certificate from The Toy Box, Friday Harbor.

— $15 gift certificate from Creme Brulee, Friday Harbor.

— $15 gift certificate from Daisy Bloom, Friday Harbor.

— New baby starter package, Friday Harbor Drug.

— One-year subscription to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.

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