Another advantage of being a Gwydir baby

December 9, 2016

Five of Bingara’s youngest residents were presented with their Shire Council commemorative birth certificates at a ceremony which took place at the Toy Library last Thursday, December 1. Unfortunately, one family was unable to attend.

Gwydir babies
Left: Chloe Foster with Mum Melanie Cross, Willow Reddan with Mum Julie, Airlie McCudden with Mum Lauren, Sarah Crump with son Thomas who is being held by Cr Egan and Jackson Foster with Mum Carrisa.  Absent was Cohan Reading

Each baby was presented with a certificate, Bunnykins cutlery, a beautiful “Snugglepot and Cuddlepie” baby book, six months free membership to the Toy Library and an information pack for families. The birth certificates do not take the place of the official birth certificates, but they do serve as an opportunity to welcome babies into Gwydir Shire.

Parents who are residents of Gwydir Shire can fill in an application form to receive the birth certificate, as they are not automatically distributed.

Deputy Mayor, Cr Catherine Egan was on hand to present the babies with their packages. Another ceremony was held in July this year, when five babies received birth certificates, while another two were unable to attend.

Similar ceremonies are held at the Toy Library in Warialda.

The ceremony was held during Play Group, so that families can be aware of what is available to them. Cr Frances Young was also in attendance at the ceremony.

Play Group is a very effective way for parents, particularly those new to the district, to get to know each other.

This practice of presenting Birth Certificates has been operating since amalgamation of Bingara and Yallaroi Shires in 2004.

Gwydir Toy Library in Bingara is at 24 Finch Street.