Jessica Bradley, expecting twins (girl and boy) on April 21, enjoys looking at all the items in her basket of gifts at the group baby shower held Feb. 21.
Finalists in the ‘Decorate the Diaper’ contest at the Feb. 21 Operation Showers of Appreciation join together for a photo. The event was in support of active duty military moms, veterans, wounded warriors, first responders and their spouses.
Friends Patricia Quinteros, left, and her friend, Nicole Vasquez, display their entry in the game of “Decorate the Diaper” at the Operation Showers of Appreciation event. Quinteros is expecting a baby boy on March 30.
Courtney Hilborn, vice president in charge of grants, donations and sponsorships for Operation Showers of Appreciation welcomes guests to a baby shower held for approximately 40 military families on Feb. 21 at Pala Casino Spa & Resort.
Baby shower honorees Maria and Brandon Avila participate in a game of ‘The Price is Right’ at the Operation Showers of Appreciation event during which guests are asked to guess the cost of several baby items.
Adrian and Antionette Rivas, expecting a son on April 11, enjoy the Operation Showers of Appreciation event.
Baby shower honoree Nicole Adkisson is expecting a baby boy on March 21.
Proud mothers Martha Tarver, left, with daughter Alayna (born Jan. 9) and Helena Gause, right, with son Carlos (born Dec. 30) pose for a photograph at the Operation Showers of Appreciation event on Feb. 21.
Kimberly Felshaw, CEO and founder of the nonprofit Operation Showers of Appreciation, speaks to representatives of 40 military families being honored with a large baby shower at Pala Casino Spa & Resort on Sat., Feb. 21. Felshaw said after she gave birth to a baby girl (Allysa) in February 2005, who only lived a month, she decided to start the program in honor of her daughter and the kindness that strangers showed her and her family during that difficult time.
Proud father Armando Leal attends the eighth annual Operation Showers of Appreciation event on Feb. 21 with his five-week-old son, Kaiden. The Leals were one of over 40 military families honored at the large baby shower at Pala Casino Spa & Resort.
CEO and founder of Operation Showers of Appreciation, Kimberly Felshaw delivers scrapbook kits to the baby shower honorees.
Margo and Brad Byrd look through a basket of baby gifts they were given on Feb. 21 at the eighth annual Operation Showers of Appreciation event held at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. Over 40 military families welcoming new babies were honored at the large shower. Christine Rinaldi photos