On the Saturday after St. Patrick’s day, March 22, the Pike County Mothers-of-Preschoolers (MOPs) group hosted their annual Craft Fair.
The day started with 58 tables set up inside and seven vendors outside.
With the weather being a little chilly, the shopping crowd was a bit down from prior years, but the customers who did come out were surprised at how much variety there was.
Everything from the home business to baked goods, bows, homemade jewelry, home made plaques, purses and hats, essential oils, doll clothes and horse shoe art were on display.
MOPS is in its fifth year in the Pike county area.
Not many people know what it is and what it is about, so let me begin by telling you what MOPS stands for.
What is MOPS?
MOPS is a grassroots movement that believes moms are world influencers. We also believe that incubating hearts and giving just-because-hugs can change the course of history. That’s why we connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying along side one another. MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and by preschoolers we mean kiddos from birth through kindergarten. We know it’s a little confusing so let’s just stick with “MOPS.” We are moms, and we believe that better moms make a better world.
MOPS International exists to meet the needs of every mom – urban, suburban, and rural moms, stay-at-home and working moms, teen, single and married moms – moms with different lifestyles who all share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be all to make a better world! MOPS recognizes that the years from infancy through kindergarten are foundational in a mother-child relationship and are filled with unique needs.
The Pike County MOPs Group ask you to join them next year on March 21, 2015 at the Fairgrounds to see what next year brings.
If you are interested and you are a mother of a preschooler, Pike County MOPs group meets on the first Monday night of the month at Morning Star Fellowship from 6 to 8 p.m., everyone brings a covered dish to share.