The Family Resource and Youth Services Centers at Adair County Schools hosted a community baby shower Thursday at the Adair County High School gymnasium.
“Parents are the first and most influential teachers in a child’s life,” says Heather Dudley, Family Resource Center Coordinator at Adair County Primary Center and one of the event’s organizers. “We were happy to make a connection with the upcoming parents to our future students.”
Several Adair County community partners participated, providing information and gifts to young mothers and expecting mothers, including Lake Cumberland Community Action, Kentucky State Police, the Adair County Public Library, Adult Education, the Adair Cooperative Extension Office, Adanta, the Dept. for Community Based Services (DCBS), KYNECT, and Adair Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS).
All participants in attendance were given free gifts and door prizes.
Leeann Jessee, director of the Adair County Public Library, spoke to attendees about Dolly Partin’s Imagination Library, which provides free books to kids, and touted the importance of reading to children. Seventeen mothers attended, plus several family members and guests.
If you or someone you know is expecting a baby and would like more information on how to prepare, contact Heather Dudley at the Adair County Primary Center at (270) 384-3367.