Hello, Baby! New expo comes to mid-Missouri

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Boone Hospital Center and the Columbia Daily Tribune would like to announce a new arrival coming in June — the first annual Hello, Baby! Expo.

This event will provide expecting families and parents of young children a fun day of education and activities related to pregnancy, childbirth, the first year of life and the many decisions surrounding those events.

The Hello, Baby! Expo will be held 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, June 15 at the Holiday Inn Expo Center in Columbia.

“Having a child is one of life’s most joyous events and also one of the most complex. There are so many decisions and choices that need to be made,” said Marlee Walz, who directs the Boone Family Birthplace as a director of patient care services. “This will give mid-Missouri a single event where parents can meet experts face to face and have their pressing questions answered.”

The Hello, Baby! Expo will feature speakers and booths sponsored by businesses and organizations from around mid-Missouri. As the event nears and speakers are chosen, more information will be available at www.columbiatribune.com/hellobaby.

“The baby expo concept has been picking up steam across the country, and we’re thrilled to bring this event to mid-Missouri,” said Deborah Marshall, Columbia Daily Tribune Special Project Manager. “We’re certain the community will embrace this new event, which will truly be a celebration of birth and family.”

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