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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The Young Families Health Initiative Committee of Lake County is asking for sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers for annual baby fairs

Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Media contact:  Sheri Hutchinson, Public Information Officer
Office: (352) 589-6424, x 2264  
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The Young Families Health Initiative Committee of Lake County is asking for sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers for annual baby fairs

Lake CountyThe 24th Annual Baby Fair: “An Event for First Time Parents” is scheduled at the following locations:

April 11th
Registration 5:15 -5:45 PM
Program begins promptly at 6:00 PM
Minneola City Hall
800 North US Hwy 27, Minneola

April 16th
Registration 5:15 -5:45 PM
Program begins promptly at 6:00 PM
Leesburg Community Center
109 East Dixie Avenue, Leesburg

April 25th
Registration 5:15 -5:45 PM
Program begins promptly at 6:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Eustis
3551 E. Orange Ave, Eustis
 

The Young Families Health Initiative Committee of Lake County is coordinating the events which include representation from the following community partners:  Lake County Health Department, UF/IFAS Lake County Extension and Central Healthy Start Coalition.   The mission of the Young Families Health Initiative Committee is to have a positive effect on the lives of Lake County families through pre-natal and post-natal education. 

The Young Families Health Initiatives Committee is asking organizations to help celebrate these events through a gift or monetary sponsorship. Donation of baby items is needed, for example diapers, wipes, etc. and are provided to local families.  In addition, volunteers are needed to help coordinate the event.

These events are open to women who are currently pregnant and new first time parents, including Dad, and will include information, education and presentations on healthy lifestyles, child safety, early learning, and positive parenting. Sponsors include Florida Hospital Waterman, Central Florida Health Alliance/Leesburg Regional Medical Center, South Lake Hospital and Leesburg Kiwanis and Lady Lake Kiwanis.  Nonprofit community partners including the Lake County Health Department, Healthy Families, UF Extension Office and Early Learning Coalition partners will also participate in an effort to educate families on available community resources.  Pre-registration is not required and there is no cost for the event.  For more information regarding the event, please contact Event Chairperson, Jamie Hanja at (352) 255-6099.  

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