Local fairs naturally attract young families. Yet it can be tough for parents to find a comfortable place to change a baby’s diaper or nurse a hungry infant while they’re there. God gave us an idea…help make young families’ time at the fair even more enjoyable by offering them a place to take a break and care for their little ones.
Align Pregnancy Services, in partnership with the Fair Committee, is pleased to provide a refreshing “Baby Comfort Station” at this year’s Ephrata Fair. It will be located on the corner of Church and Main Street.
“We piloted the updated Baby Comfort Station idea at the 2023 Lebanon Fair. It was widely and wonderfully received,” said Lora Brock, Align’s Community Relations Coordinator. “We previously offered a simple baby changing station on the front porch of our Ephrata center during the Ephrata Fair, but it was a little too far from the edge of the fair to be convenient.”
This year’s new and expanded Baby Comfort Station will be located at the corner of Church and Main Streets in Ephrata. It includes a clean, fully-stocked changing table, a private corner for nursing moms, and a small table of information about Align’s free services.
One young mom said, “We absolutely loved it! Definitely a cute spot to chill with the family and babies.” Another woman noted, “People will really feel cared for when they come here.”
The new Baby Comfort Station has a way of capturing people’s attention and reminding them of what is pure, peaceful and gentle. It’s an opportunity to freely bless young families in the name of Jesus.
If you know anyone who might be interested in volunteering for this endeavor, we’d be glad for the help. We need people each afternoon and evening of the Ephrata Fair (Sept 26-30) to keep the Baby Comfort Station tidy and well-stocked. We’re also planning to offer a Baby Comfort Station at the New Holland Fair, Oct 4-7 and the Manheim Farm Show, Oct 9-13.
For more information, please contact Lora Brock, email@example.com; 717.274.5128 x 311.
In the meantime, please help us spread the word about this new life-affirming amenity at local fairs for families with small children.