As most of you know the first “Operation Military Shower” @ Shaw Air Force Base/3rd Army Headquarters kicked off Friday June 28th at the Palmetto Chapel Annex on the Shaw side of the base. It went amazing! A Lot of hard work went into it not just by me but , Michelle Vance, lead childbirth educator for the base. As well as one of my fellow pregos who is also active duty with her husband deployed. Thank you , Jessica! We had 9 moms-to-be and 3 new moms with babies present. It was amazing! 3 were unable to make it but will receive their gifts at another time.
Maj. Richard Revel, from 3rd Army kicked off the event and had ,Chaplain Maj. Mateer, speak with some amazing heartfelt advice for these moms- to- be. Then we had the privilege of having City Council Woman, Ione Dwyer, give some very great words of advice for these ladies. We had some amazing food catered by non other than ,Chef Jeff Dennis, himself bringing some of his amazing southern cuisine from Simply Southern Bistro along with his mother, Gail. We dined on dessert from , Gravy, also local here in Sumter. That chocolate mouse was amazing. Edible Arrangements put together 4 centerpieces that were the freshest fruit I have had in a long time! Nan’s flowers put together 2 beautiful arrangements for the shower that were raffled off at the end. The whole event was photographed by the amazing Connie Wilson Photography. At the last minute, Connie, was more than delighted to take the time to do this event for me. Her work is simply amazing, she even raffled off a session for one very lucky mom-to-be.
Product displays set up of our amazing sponsors and definitely showcased the amazing products that were donated from the very generous companies from around the world! The moms would have no access to these quality products if it weren’t for you! They were very grateful for all the gifts and I guarantee they will never forget this event. I had a full table of raffle prizes as well. Columbia’s News 19 WLTX also covered the event.
Thank you again to everyone that had a part in this event! It was amazing!