A festival for mothers
“This is a great thing with moms and for moms.”
That sentiment comes from Melissa Connell, executive director of the Kings County Family Resource Centre.
Mom Fest, held the day before Mother’s Day at the Louis Millett Centre in New Minas, attracted even more participants this year with 32 booths.
“It went well last year,” said Connell. “It’s a great fundraiser for the centre and New Minas camps.”
The festival has two hosts, the centre and the village recreation department, said Krista Mcdonald, who is facility manager.
According to Connell, the centre is “bursting at the seam serving over 400 families. They cook together, do physical activity, exercise and focus on literacy.”
Programs are offered such as tumble bugs, fun with food, a preschool program, a prenatal class, parent club, family fitness and literacy.
They take place in various locations in Wolfville, Kentville, New Minas, Cambridge, Greenwood and Kingston. Connell says the centre has 11 full and part-time staff.
Angie Dorey, whose Berwick store was voted best gift shop by the Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce, took part in the May 13 Mom Fest event. Mom Fest fills the Louis Millett Centre.