Second Annual Temple Emmanuel Community Baby Shower

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Author: Ruth Ann Parker

Community Services and Health & Temperance Ministries hosted the second annual
Temple Emmanuel Community Baby Shower. On October 1, 2023, thirty-four (34) new and
expecting mothers and fathers received a welcome gift as they arrived, then listened to
speakers from Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Hospital as they presented services available to
them in the Youngstown community.
After the speakers, our guests participated in games (prizes included), and then were
permitted to select three gift items for each child. Gift items included clothes, books, toys and
other necessary baby items. There was a drawing for bigger items such as strollers, high chair,
playpens, etc. No one left empty-handed! The event was then concluded with lunch and
dessert.
All of the gifts were lovingly donated by our Temple Emmanuel Church family, and we
especially thank Mercy Health who has participated in the baby shower each year as well as
our annual Health Fair!
This fun and informative event grew in the number of guests from last year, and we
expect even bigger and better for 2024! Stay tuned!