Community Health throws baby shower for new moms
Food, prizes and gift bags brought growing families together June 22 in Park Rapids.
CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health offered food, swag and prize drawings for expectant moms and the parents of babies June 22 at their office in Park Rapids.
It was a pleasant, sunny day for the picnic-style event.
“It’s a community baby shower,” said Amy Morris, RN with Community Health. “We’re hosting it for Hubbard County … trying to just promote our family home visiting, WIC, and just support the parents.”
“We had people here before we were ready to open,” said Community Health Director Marlee Morrison, who said turnout had been good with about 13 families going through during the first half-hour.
“We’ve got lunch and gift bags for everyone and a lot of door prizes,” she added.
“We do have an interpreter, in case we have any Spanish-speaking families,” said Morris. “We translated the flyer into Spanish and shared that at a couple locations.”
“We really wanted to remind people that Community Health is here, and Public Health is here, and there’s a lot of resources we have and can share and be supportive to families,” said Morrison.