A Mom2Mom Community Yard Sale and Vendor event will be held on March 30 from 9 a.m. to noon. It will be located at Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Way, Washington Court House.
The event is hosted by Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS). MOPS is an international, faith-based, non-profit program aimed at helping mothers with young children. They try to provide emotional support, practical help and encouraging relationships.
Brandy Phipps has been a member of MOPS for over three years. When she moved back to the Fayette County area, she said she knew we did not have this kind of program here. She started up a local program last year.
Phipps said, “Every year, (MOPS) comes up with something big to share with moms and help moms come together to build community within their community. They provide practical teaching through videos and curriculum, different activities and discussions.”
As a chartered group, Fayette County MOPS must pay an annual charter fee. This fundraiser will help them with that fee.
“This is our first time hosting a fundraiser that we hope the community will love,” Phipps explained. She said they hope it will be well-attended and that the event can be brought back every year moving forward.
Admission to the event is $1 per person. It is suggested people bring their own bags for shopping.
The yard sale will feature 12 vendor tables and 15 yard sale tables. The coffee shop in Crossroads will be open and selling both coffee and baked goods. There will be raffles for various baskets to be won.
They are accepting donations for the raffle baskets and baked goods. Donations can be dropped off on March 29 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tables that have been reserved can also be set up during that time.
MOPS welcomes new members to their program. Phipps said, “We’re geared toward preschool age but no moms are excluded.”
More information can be found on the website: https://www.mops.org/groups/fayettecounty-mops-group, or on the Facebook event page, “Fayette County Mom2Mom Community yard Sale and Vendor Event.”
Phipps explained, “I was super isolated as a stay-at-home mom for a long time.” MOPS provided a supportive and educational community for her and that is something she wants to give to other moms.
Phipps said, “We’re raising our future community, so we want to have as many positive connections as we can.”
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