Bennington Family Fun Walk
At 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, families and friends who support breastfeeding will gather at the lower pavilion of Willow Park at in Bennington for the third annual Family Fun Walk for Breastfeeding Awareness. Breastfeeding moms and babies, dads, older siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, soon-to-be parents and anyone who supports breastfeeding are invited to participate in the family fun walk. The first 100 registrants will receive a free canvas tote bag. The morning will include a stroller/baby carrier-decorating contest, healthy snacks, an infant clothing exchange, raffle prizes (including a jogging stroller, baby carrier and car seat), wellness information for young families, and at 10:30 a.m., the Global Big Latch On, a worldwide event during which groups of nursing women come together at registered locations around the world to latch their babies on at a set time. The event is organized by the Tristate Breastfeeding Awareness Taskforce. For more information, contact the Vermont Department of Health at 802-447-6411.