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AdventHealth Manchester and Volunteers of America Join Forces to Host Successful Mommy and Baby Fair

AdventHealth Manchester (AHM) along with Volunteers of America is proud to announce the resounding success of its 8th annual Mommy and Baby Fair, held on September 7 at EKU's Manchester Campus. This year's event marked a milestone as AHM partnered with Volunteers of America, reinforcing their commitment to supporting new mothers and families in the community.

The Mommy and Baby Fair was a hub of valuable information for expectant parents, offering insights into community resources available to them during this transformative period. The event drew an enthusiastic crowd, with visitors enjoying an array of activities and services:

  • Free Photo Shoots
  • Free Health Screenings
  • CREATION Life Booth
  • Door Prizes

Walgreens also played a significant role by providing complimentary vaccinations for Flu, Shingles, Whooping Cough, and Pneumonia.

Randy Craft, Community Outreach Coordinator at AHM, emphasized the event's significance: "The Mommy and Baby Fair acts as an excellent source of information for future parents and families to learn about the community resources available to support them during this exciting time in their lives. With awareness and education, parents can be empowered and inspired to make the right decisions for their family."

This year's fair featured over 30 booths, providing a myriad of informational resources and vendors. Those in attendance participated in a passport program, collecting stamps from 12 different booths to qualify for door prize drawings. These booths represented AHM, community agencies, and the retail sector.

The event showcased AHM's clinical staff, offering free health screenings and valuable information about childbirth classes and other programs. Dr. Nix, a Pediatrician at AdventHealth Primary Care clinic, and Dr. Hutchison, OBGYN from AdventHealth Primary Care clinic, were also present to guide parents and answer questions.

In addition to AHM's contributions, Volunteers of America, Clay County Health Department, Daniel Boone Community Action Agency, Grace Health, Clay County HANDS Program, Save the Children, Aetna Better Health of KY, Clay County Adult Education, Community Connections, Red Bird Mission, Child Care Aware of Kentucky, Clay County Extension Office, EKU, Somerset Community College, Heart & Soul, Recovery Works, Clay County Library, UK Healthcare, the Family Resource Center, Save the Children Early Steps, Les Nicholson Photography, Walgreens offered free vaccinations, and other community representatives were available to educate and share vital information with parents and families.

AdventHealth Manchester extends its heartfelt gratitude to all the vendors, community partners, and individuals who contributed to the success of this year's Mommy and Baby Fair. It was a testament to the power of collaboration to support our community's growing families.

For more information on upcoming community events hosted by AdventHealth Manchester, please contact Call606-598-1095 or visit AdventHealthManchester.com.