Tom and Miranda Chard of Belle Plaine are proud to announce the birth of their son, Hank Thomas Chard, who was born on Friday, May 27 at 7:06 p.m. at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Hank weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are John and Cynthia Erickson and LeRoy and Connie Chard of Belle Plaine. Great-grandparents are Ron and Jeanette Gerres of Belle Plaine.