A fes­ti­val for moth­ers

Annapolis Valley Register - - CLASSIFIEDS - NEW MI­NAS

“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.

WENDY EL­LIOTT

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.

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