It’s been a year in the planning, but the first ‘The Future is Bright Baby Fest’ finally became a successful reality on Thursday, Nov. 8. The old Lincoln School was the site for the get together for young mothers or expecting mothers. Vendors were there to help with a myriad of needs from nutrition to child care. Attendees got to play games, learn infant massage, install car seats, try for baby prizes and eat good food.
There was even a mobile ultrasound van to provide a service for those who desired it.
Some 20 moms and dads came to the event that ran from 6-8 p.m.
“This is a good resource not only for his age (pointing to her son), but expecting mothers as well,” said Skyla Wright while son Samuel enjoyed throwing and catching balloons.
Jami Cunningham helped get the event organized along with the Brighter Futures Foundation and Beginnings Committee. Cunningham is the Director of Children’s Services at CREOKS Health Services.
The main reason for the event was to educate and empower new and expecting parents.