Las Vegas to Host Largest Military Baby Shower

Tue Sep 8, 2009 4:30am EDT

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Soldiers' Angels Operation Top Knot Supports Moms

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's largest military baby
shower will be held on October 10 in Las Vegas for 32 new and expectant
mothers who have deployed partners or are active-duty servicewomen.  Sponsored
by Operation Top Knot, a project of nonprofit Soldiers' Angels, the surprise
event will include gifts from the local community and flowers from expectant
fathers.  

Soldiers' Angels team Operation Top Knot is a nationwide network of
individuals who use their talents to support infants and expectant mothers of
military families. Dedicated volunteers knit, crochet, sew, quilt, and design
blankets, baby clothes and other homemade gifts. They also assemble and
deliver or ship gift baskets for mother and child.  Additionally, they help
deployed fathers celebrate by sending them "It's a Boy!" or "It's a Girl!"
bubblegum cigars.

This giant baby shower is a new endeavor for many members of the Top Knot
team, says local leader Jody Shervanick.  "So often Top Knot volunteers never
meet the people they are supporting, so the opportunity to experience a
personal touch through this giant baby shower is very exciting," she notes. 
Shervanick is proud to support Las Vegas military families this way. "New
motherhood is challenging enough under ideal circumstances, so being able to
support and lift up these mothers while their partners are deployed is just
fantastic.  It helps ensure moms have what they need, and reassures deployed
dads that their loved ones are cared for so that they can focus on their
mission."

The shower will be held on October 10 at the Nevada National Guard Armory in
Las Vegas, 6400 Range Road, from 1 p.m. to 3 pm.  The press is welcome to
attend, and no permission from Public Affairs is needed.  

Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing aid and
comfort to America's military men and women, as well as veterans and military
families. For more information, see www.soldiersangels.org or contact Jody
Shervanick of Soldiers' Angels (702-862-6064), Top Knot Vice President Caren
Vink (cvink@soldiersangels.org), or Yvette Weigold of Clark County Armory
(702-632-0513).




SOURCE  Soldiers' Angels

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