St Luke’s welcomes first baby of 2021

by CAROLYN HIDY
Lake County Leader | January 5, 2021 7:05 AM

RONAN — St. Luke Community Healthcare’s New Beginnings Birth Center in Ronan announced the birth of the first baby for 2021.

At 10:10 a.m. Jan. 1, Aniya Skye Walker Harpine was born to parents Scott Harpine and Danielle Pierre. Weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces and stretching 20 inches long, the healthy baby girl was delivered by Dr. Joanna Billings.

Aniya is also welcomed by her siblings, Damien and Bethany.

“The birth of a child symbolizes hope and new beginnings, which we could all use this year,” St. Luke public relations manager Whitney Liegakos said.

With generous donations from the community, St. Luke compiled gifts for Aniya and her family, to celebrate the birth of the first baby of the New Year. This year’s donors were: Access Montana, Ace Hardware, Aylesworth Insurance Agency, Bishop Insurance, China Gate Restaurant, Cove Deli & Pizza, East Shore Smoke House, Glacier Bank, Great Gray Gifts, Lake County Leader, Les Schwab Tire Center (Ronan), Lydia’s Stitches, Montana Power Products, Pizza Café, Pizza Hut, Polson Theatres, Ronan Harvest Foods, S&K Gaming, Simply406, Stageline Pizza, The Hair Company, Valley Bank of Ronan, and Valley Greenhouse & Nursery.

“We really appreciate the community and businesses continuing to support the New Year Baby gift, and the warm welcome it offers to the newest member of our community,” Liegakos said. “Welcome to the world, Aniya!”

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Aniya Skye Walker Harpine, St. Luke Community Healthcare's first baby of 2021. (St. Luke Community Healthcare)