Kid of the Day

Ethan Bates, of Modoc, S.C., is today's kid of the day.

NAME: Ethan Bates
AGE: 2
PARENTS:Amy Lyons Bates and Derrick Bates
WHAT MAKES HIM SPECIAL: "Ethan is so special because he has a way to light up anyone's day. He loves going to his Mema and Papa's house and playing on the farm with his Grandpa. At only 2 years old, he stopped playing on Christmas just to thank me and his father for all of his presents. His favorite thing is his Choo-choo," said his mother.

(Do you know a child who deserves mention in The Augusta Chronicle's ''Kid of the Day'' feature? If so, call (706) 823-3512. The Chronicle will print a photo and details about any local child age 1 to 18.)