It’s a Palooza!: Moms, babies, families invited to hospital event

September, 2016 Posted in Community

The Mommy & Baby Palooza, featuring products and services of interest to expectant, new, and experienced moms will kick off Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. Presented by Santiam Hospital’s Family Birth Center and Santiam Women’s Clinic, the festive, free, first-time event will be held in the main parking lot at Santiam Hospital, 1401 N. 10th Ave., Stayton.

Tours of the hospital’s birth center will be offered and staff from the center and women’s clinic will provide information. Medics will display the brightly painted Med Buggy that promotes healthy, educational giveaways and information about upcoming events.

More than 20 vendors will showcase products. Salem Target will bring the latest strollers, car seats, and high chairs and feature its Club Lullaby baby registry. Booths also will feature handmade baby items, massage therapists, and even plants by Guentner’s Gardens and Ladee Succulent. LifeSource Natural Foods will display natural products and vitamins.  Facepainting, latex-free balloon art, a bounce house, and the popular Portland-area band the Alphabeticians wil add to the fun. Photo backdrops and costumes will be available so moms, grandmas and friends can take photos of their babies, tots and families. Attendees will be eligible to win one of 25 door prizes valued at $25 or more.

Food trucks, including a shaved ice cart, will be on hand. Attendees should plan to leave pets at home and bring cash, as some small vendors do not take credit or debit cards.  Parking will be available in the hospital north end lot with additional on street parking.

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