Mother’s Room at Mower County Fairgrounds
For the past several years, the mother’s room at the Mower County Fairgrounds has been located in the same area as the Senior Center Building, in a back corner with no air conditioning and minimal signage.
The Fair Board wanted to create a warm and inviting place for breastfeeding mothers. The Fair Board president contacted Mower County to see what options were available to assist in creating a better mother’s room. Mower County SHIP was not only a funding source, but a valuable resource in assisting the Fair Board on signage design and placement of the room to where it would be most beneficial to mothers.
The newly created secure space offers nursing mothers a comfortable space where approximately 25-30 mothers have used the room during the week of the fair. The Fair Board plans on having the mother’s room available for all events on the Mower County Fairgrounds.
Walk! Bike! Fun! Ambassador’s Training
Walk! Bike! Fun! Ambassadors is a training program and educational resource specifically for community members, parents, and volunteers who want to lead and help out with walking and biking initiatives for youth in their town. Mower County SHIP will be sponsoring this training on Thurs., May 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. Registration is required, sign up here.
This training gives participants a general overview of walking and biking activities, and a deep dive into specific activities. The Ambassadors Guide also includes worksheets, flash cards, leader guides, sample forms, and more. For more information about Walk! Bike! Fun! Ambassadors and for Walk! Bike! Fun!
curriculum for professional educators, visit walkbikefun.org.
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