Pioneer, CA, July 27, 2016—The second annual baby shower to benefit the Baby Basics Box, of which there are many located throughout the county, will take place at 2 pm, Saturday, August 13, at Faith Lutheran Church in Pioneer. Everyone is invited.
Last year, the shower, besides being great fun, yielded a four-foot-tall stack of diapers, handmade quilts and baby blankets, baby furniture, lots of clothing, and baby necessities like wipes, shampoo, lotion and diaper creams. Nina Machado, Director of First 5 and honored guest, filled the back of her SUV with all the gifts. They were immediately shared with the Baby Welcome Wagon, the Pregnancy Help Center, and the Upcountry Community Center. An individual recipient was a woman expecting twins and had no support system.
Nina Machado, pictured below with last year’s haul, will again be an honored guest along with Connie Vaccarezza, director of Public Health Nursing.
Last year’s shower guests had a great time decorating onesies and bibs, guessing the amount of M&Ms in a baby bottle, and going on a purse scavenger hunt. Church member Tasha Burkett will again be in charge of shower entertainment and has many fun things planned. Overall chair of the event is Mikki Henry, another church member, who originated the idea last year as a project for the Women of Faith.