Community Baby Shower helps new parents with services, donated products

ISHPEMING, Mich. (WLUC) - The 24th Annual Marquette County Community Baby Shower took place Friday.

The Community Baby Shower focuses on helping young families find resources in the community. Some folks don’t have a shower - and miss out on the exciting time – so this is an excellent opportunity for celebrate welcoming a new baby.

With more than 150 people in attendance and more than 20 different organizations, attendees learned all about the opportunities new families can take advantage of.

“All of the organizations that can help parents are sometimes not known to parents, they don’t know where to go or where to find them or all of these availabilities," said Barbie Dupras, the Early Headstart Manager for Community Action Alger Marquette.

Some of the different booths included, WIC, extreme couponing, addiction counseling services, and more. Northern Michigan University Nursing students were even on site to watch kids as their parents walked around the event.

Everything at the event was donated - handmade goods, monetary donations, and baby items. If you are interested in donating to next year’s baby shower, donate to Community Action Alger Marquette at their website.

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