I want to take a minute to give a huge thank you to the volunteers who work very hard behind the scenes to make our group possible. They're unpaid and often go without appreciation, only having the joy of knowing they're helping other caregivers as compensation. This group wouldn't be possible without them. Your 2015 leadership team was Mary Rodio, Sarah Murray, Jenny Arden, Brittany Ridley, Nikki Moore, Carrie Plemons, Anna Hurley and Ashley Teller. Mary, Jenny and Sarah have unfortunately stepped back from leadership. Mary is moving out of state and will be greatly missed, Jenny is focusing on her work at Bohemian Baby, and Sarah is focusing on work and school but will still be at meetings when available as a VBE. We appreciate all of their hard work and dedication to the babywearing community of Knoxville.
This year we had some great events. Our anniversary open house at Remedy Coffee was our most successful event to date. We had our lending library available to see and a wonderful silent auction. Everyone even got to see me smash a pie in Carrie Plemons' face. We had food and babywearing mini sessions and a lot of fun! October brought International Babywearing Week. Everyday had events to join. Our biggest was the fall block party with Bohemian Baby where we had a Halloween costume contest and trunk or treating. We had some other playdates and meetups around Knoxville that week and finished up with a fun Mom's Night Out at Painting With a Twist.
We're so excited about everything that 2016 has in store for us. We have some fun events already in the works and will be adding some new meetings as well. Our regular meeting days and times have changed so make sure to check the events in our Facebook page for more details. Thank you for your continued support of our chapter. And Happy Babywearing in 2016!!