Congratulations to fair consultant & game operator Chris Walden and his wife on a new addition to their family:

Chris and Allison Walden of Mattoon are proud to announce the birth of their son, Hampton Christian, at 8:07 a.m. on April 10th, 2012. He was born at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. He weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 inches long.

His grandparents are Al and Julie Krietemeier, Charleston; and Wayne and Mary Lou Walden, Mt. Carmel. Hampton’s great-grandparents are: the late Cecil and Inez Krietemeier; Florence and the late Ray Richards, Effingham; Leslie and Naoma Walden, Olney; and Theora and the late Eugene Stiff, Dundas. Hampton has a proud big sister Hadleigh. He also has infant twin sisters, Teigan and Tinsley, in Heaven.