Just in time for Armed Forces Day on Saturday, the Women of Quail Creek have a plan to welcome the youngest patriots: They are throwing the 2017 Baby Shower for Military Families of the 162nd Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard.

“This year we are serving 30 families with 30 babies. They are a prolific bunch,” said Pamela Rodgers, chairwoman of the shower staged by the organization, which includes 324 women from Green Valley.

For more than 10 years, the Women of Quail Creek have collected donations and raised funds through making and selling cookbooks and organizing bake sales, fashion shows and other events to support nonprofit organizations including Youth On Their Own, Genesis House Shelter in Green Valley and the American Cancer Society. It also supports Honor Flight of Southern Arizona and other military programs. This will be its fifth annual baby shower for military families.

“These military families give us so much and put their lives on the line for us, so this is the least we can do for them,” Rodgers said.

For families to qualify for the shower, at least one parent must be active military; this year, 10 of the mothers are serving.




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