Mums and dads, friends and families are invited to celebrate the newest community members at what has become a proud tradition in Bundaberg Regional Council's Welcome Baby event.
The annual Welcome Baby Celebration is incorporated in the Flourish Family Fun Day and gives new parents the opportunity to officially welcome their baby as a valued member of the local community.
Council's Community Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Tracey McPhee said the Welcome Baby Celebration was an annual event that provided Bundaberg Region families an opportunity to formally introduce their newest household member to the community.
Held in conjunction with Flourish Family Fun Day on June 29, the event aims to connect families with services and information about what is available to them in the community.
“This annual family friendly event provides lots of fun and entertainment, along with information stalls and activities for all the family to enjoy,” Cr McPhee said.
“Our Teddy Bears Parade will return, and this popular event provides an additional attraction for our region's smallest community members, with support from their parents, grandparents and family members.”
Flourish Family Fun Day and the Welcome Baby Celebration are all-inclusive events that celebrate and acknowledge the diversity of families in the region.
To celebrate the Welcome Baby event participants will receive a Baby Loves Bundaberg pack including a small gift and a signed certificate from the Mayor of Bundaberg.
“Each year this popular and fun family event attracts families to celebrate the next generation with each other, while providing a central hub to find out more information from community groups,” Cr McPhee said.
“This year we are expecting more than 50 stalls from community, government and business friendly services which will provide a wealth of information about what is available in the community for a range of concerns.
“The stalls will all provide activities for children so that parents may have a chat.
“There will also be entertainment focusing on all ages, on the stage and a morning of fun and laughter.”
Community services, organisations and businesses working with families and babies are invited to attend as stallholders.
Flourish Family Fun Day and Welcome Baby
When: 9 am to 1 pm on Thursday 29 June
Where: Boreham Park, Avenell Heights
Stall holder registration closes on Friday 16 June. For further information please contact Council's Community Development Unit on 1300 883 699.
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