The Centre on Main was full of expecting mothers and mothers of young children Wednesday afternoon, June 8 at the Grayson County Community Baby Shower, where they enjoyed food provided by the Grayson County Board of Health, guest speakers, and door prizes.
The community baby shower, hosted by the Grayson County Health Department and their community partners, was held to provide free resources for expecting mothers and mothers with children 12 months or younger.
“It’s an annual event that combines educating expecting moms and letting them know what the community has to offer,” said G.G. Meredith, one of the organizers of the shower.
Vendors were gathered in a section of the building to provide information, while guest speakers from various local medical centers spoke on certain aspects of parenting.
Door prizes were donated by all of the vendors, Early Childhood Counsel, the fire department, and the Grayson County Board of Health. All of the door prizes were given between presenters.
Speakers included Wendy Lee D.O. from the OB/GYN Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, who led an “Ask the Doctor Session” on the Zika Virus; Kim Hogan from the Leitchfield Pediatric Clinic, who spoke on the Importance of Breastfeeding; and Child Evaluation Specialist Robin Lashley on Early Child Development, among others.
“We just want to thank those who participated and helped. It gets bigger every year,” said Meredith and fellow organizer Stephanie Litteral.