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Blessing Early Learning Center to host Parenting Fair

The Blessing Early Learning Center will host its 6th annual Parenting Fair on Monday, April 15, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. inside the Blessing Hospital Auditorium, located through the hospital’s main entrance in the lobby to the right of the Information Desk.

“There’s gonna be a lot of information people can come ask all sorts of questions, sometimes it’s things parents don’t even think about,” Blessing Early Learning Center secretary Gretchen Mason said. “But once they get there and start looking around, they find there’s other information that they wanna know to make sure their child is doing what they should be doing.”

The event is free and open to the public.

People attending will have the chance to speak with more than two dozen area agencies in mental and physical health, safety and child-friendly activities, dental, vision and hearing services.

Vendors scheduled to be at the Parenting Fair: Bonkers, Chaddock, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Down Country, Gardner Camp, Quincy Museum, Scotties Fun Spot, Quincy Art Center, The Budding Artist, Quincy Family YMCA, Vancil Performing Arts, Blessing Health System, Maria Connoyer, DMD, Child and Family Connection, Quincy Community Theatre, author Tracy Schlepphorst, United Way Wellness & Prevention, Family EyeCare & Contact Lens Center, Prevention- Juiceplus+/ Tower Garden, John Wood Community College Children’s College, Ready. Set. Grow/ Regional Office of Education #1, Parents as Teachers of Transitions of Western Illinois, Southern Illinois University Center for Family Medicine, Parent and Child Together (PACT) for West Central Illinois, West Central Child Care Connection/ Caregiver Connections, The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, Dr. Margie Williams for Brain Trauma Awareness/ Think First, Adams County Health Department/ All Our Kids Early Childhood Network and Quincy Medical Group Behavioral Health Department/ Autism Support Group.

Giveaways and raffles will also be featured at the parenting fair.

For more information contact the Blessing Hospital Early Learning Center at (217) 223-1200, ext. 5250.

Drew Brown

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