Marion County’s Worlds Greatest Baby Shower
January 24 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Expecting or having a baby under the age of 1 year old? Come to our Community Baby Shower! Fathers are strongly encouraged to attend. Preregistration is not required and there is no cost to participate. Families expecting a new child soon have some additional good news; Marion County’s World’s Greatest Baby Shower is back for the third year in a row. Organized through the Healthy Start of North Central Florida Coalition and Well Florida Council, and brought to the public by Early Learning Coalition of Marion County, Tobacco Free Partnership of Marion County, Staywell Medicaid, Alpha Center for Women and AdventHealth Ocala, the county’s World Greatest Baby Shower is a free, educational event for expectant and new parents.
This year’s event will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Multi-Purpose Room (3300 NW 10th St., Ocala). The Baby Shower will be offered in two sessions to accommodate the more than 300 families expected. The first session will run from 3-5 p.m.; the second will run from 6-8 p.m. Families can attend either session – the content will be the same in each one. There is no cost to attend and pre-registration is not required. Fathers are encouraged to join; an exciting activity just for dads will be held during each session.
Shower attendees will learn about important newborn and early childhood topics, such as healthy lifestyles, infant safety, early literacy, and positive parenting, from community partners and organizations. Participants will also be able to obtain much-needed items for baby’s arrival with door prizes and education-based drawings.