Rusty Lee Drake

RONAN — The birth of a child symbolizes hope and new beginnings, which we could all use this year. At 2:45 a.m. on January 8th, 2022, Baby Rusty was born to parents, Justin Drake & Samantha Bridges. Weighing 6 lbs. 8 oz. and stretching 19 inches long, the healthy baby boy was delivered by Dr. David Springs at St. Luke Community Healthcare’s New Beginnings Birth Center in Ronan, Montana. Rusty is Justin and Samantha’s first child. Rusty is welcomed by his siblings, Jake and Brody. Paternal grandparents are Deanna Drake and Dwayne Drake of Pablo. Maternal grandparents are Tony Bridges and Stephany Bridges of Lancaster, Ohio. 

With generous donations from the community, St. Luke compiled gifts for Rusty and his family, to celebrate the birth of the first baby of the New Year. This year’s donors included: Access Montana, Ronan Ace Hardware, Anna Marie Leafty Massage, Bishop Insurance, China Gate Restaurant, Cove Deli & Pizza, Country Foods, Glacier Bank, Great Gray Gifts, J&K Town and Country Salon, Katie’s Closet, the Lake County Leader, Ronan Les Schwab Tire Center, Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply, Pizza Café, Polson Theatres, Ronan Flower Mill, Ronan Harvest Foods, Ronan True Value, S&K Gaming, Swanky Sisters Mercantile, and Westland Seed. 

St. Luke would like to thank local businesses for consistently supporting this gift and the warm welcome it offers to the newest member of our community. Welcome to the world, Rusty! 

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