SKOWHEGAN — The Somerset Family Enrichment Council and other community partners plan to host their second annual Community Baby Shower from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the Centenary United Methodist Church on the Dr. Mann Road.

This free event supports new mothers and families with resources, education, and helpful gifts. “We are a Village” is this year’s theme.

Dozens of raffle and door prizes will be given away throughout the event, including baby bath items, a car seat, outfits, diapers and changing pads, shampoo, and a wooden rule from Skowhegan Wooden Rule.

The shower is designed to support parents and provide basic newborn supplies and knowledge about resources in the community, allowing them to make new social connections.

Community partners will provide information and giveaways to attendees. Topics include safe sleep practices, breastfeeding, health services, the WIC program, car seat safety, self-care for parents, and a baby boutique with free gently-used baby clothes.

“The Community Baby Shower is a great way to celebrate pregnant women and new families and let them know they are an important part of our village,” said event organizer Kristen Plummer, according to a news release from the council. “It’s truly a one-stop shop for local resources, organizations, and businesses that can provide help to pregnant women and new families in our community.”

The first 100 mothers registered will receive a Welcome Baby Bag filled with items for their newborn. There will be light refreshments. In an abundance of caution, guests will be required to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing at the event.

On Friday, June 4, the council will host a collection event from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce at 23 Commercial St. Community members who wish to donate toward this event can bring their items to this location. Needed items include baby shampoo, diaper cream, baby wipes, pacifiers, burp cloths, bibs, board books, and infant toys.

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For more information or to register, contact Plummer at 207-859-2520 or [email protected].

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