Celebrating 11 Years of Welcoming the Babies

03 September 2018

This year, the local community will come together to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Welcoming the Babies ceremony.

Over 200 families are expected to be in attendance to mark the 11th edition on Saturday September 16th from 11am at Durack State School.

Federal Member for Oxley Milton Dick MP said it was a very special occasion.

“Since first being involved with Welcoming the Babies as Councillor when it began in 2008, I’ve seen it grow from strength to strength” said Mr Dick.

“It’s a fantastic community event that parents and families really embrace.

“Each year it grows bigger and better to celebrate all the newborns and new parents in our community”.

At this year’s event, there will be information available from community groups, child care organisations and lots of fun activities for the whole the family. 

Families of newborns will also receive a bounty bag, family portrait and face painting all free of charge.

Since beginning at Durack State School in 2008, over 1,000 babies have been welcomed by the community.

The Welcoming the Babies ceremony is open to babies under 18 months of age.

Other families with young children are also welcome to attend.