The first and second babies born on both Emancipation Day (August 1) and Independence Day (August 6) 2016, were honoured yesterday at the Falmouth Hospital.
The mothers of the babies received clothing, toys and other gifts donated from Toronto, Canada.
This is the sixth consecutive year that babies born on these dates are being honoured, and it is as a result of the charitable work of one daughter of Duncans, Michelle Green-Ford, who now resides in Toronto. She is a member of the large Green family from Queen Street, Falmouth. Her work comes through Michelle’s Charity.
In 2010, Michelle said she got a vision about helping an institution back home. She chose the Falmouth Hospital, considering her grandma, Mrs VL Whittaker, worked there for several years. Michelle decided that she would adopt the maternity and children’s ward, and since then she has returned each year to make her contribution.
The first baby born on Emancipation Day, was Dante Romane Somerville, whose mother is Shaiona Harris and father, Romane Somerville.
Another boy was the second born on Emancipation Day 2016. He is Allando Anthony Reid, son of Anthony and Salonie Reid.
The first Independence Day baby born at the Falmouth Hospital in 2016, was Amanda Alicea Anderson. Her mother is Julian Morrison, and father is Andrew Anderson.
The second child born on Independence Day 2016 in Falmouth Hospital was Jamari Anthony Williams, son of Kimeisha Tapper and Romario A Williams.
In attendance were Falmouth Baptist Church Pastor, Reverend Nugent, Friends of the Falmouth Hospital, friends of Michelle Green-Ford and well wishers.