Hudson Valley Hospital Center's Halloween Baby Gets a Special Gift


Cortlandt Manor, NY - (Nov. 1) – You've heard of the first New Year's Baby. Meet the first Halloween Baby, well almost.

For the past three years, West Lakeland Girl Scout Troop 2478 has given a special gift to the first baby born on Halloween at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. Oct. 31 is also the birthday of celebrated Girl Scouts Founder Juliette Gordon Low, who was born in 1860.

This year, however, HVHC’s Halloween baby came a few hours late. Megan Marie Lex was born at 2 a.m. on Tuesday November 1. Megan’s mom, Elizabeth Rodrick Lex of Mahopac, said she was out trick-or-treating with her 2-year-old daughter when she went into labor and decided it was time to get to Hudson Valley Hospital Center.

On Tuesday evening, Troop 2478 from Lincoln Titus School in Cortlandt presented Rodrick Lex and her husband Kenneth with a special basket of goodies including a tiny Girl Scout uniform. The girls didn’t mind that 8 lbs 1 oz Megan didn’t make it on time, said troop leader Donna Reilly.

“As long as she grows up to be a Girl Scout,’’ she said.  Rodrick Lex, a former Girl Scout, said it was a sure thing.