“Love at First Sight,” Baby Fair

“Love at First Sight,” Baby Fair had a successful turnout as families and soon-to-be parents participated in the event. 

Char-Koosta News 

PABLO — The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Early Childhood Services recently hosted their annual “Love at First Sight” Baby Fair on February 11 at the Salish Kootenai College Gym. With over 60 vendors in attendance, the event offered a wealth of information, resources, and prizes to expectant mothers and parents of young children.

Alice VanGunten

Alice VanGunten provides information at her booth.

The main goal of the Baby Fair was to provide the tools and knowledge necessary for families to ensure the happiness and health of their newborns. Jeanne Christopher, the director of CSKT Early Childhood Services, expressed her delight in hosting the event, stating, “Every baby is special, and we should celebrate them all. It was a joy to bring this event back to the community and see so many happy families and babies.”

The event was jam-packed with informational booths offering various services and resources, such as:

  • Hearing screenings
  • Health information
  • Car seat safety
  • Breastfeeding information
  • Self-care information
  • Voter registration
  • Early literacy information
  • Information from Ronan and Polson public libraries and SKC library
  • Family pictures
  • Job opportunities at Early Childhood Services
  • Child development
  • Resources for new and expectant parents and family members
  • Activities for kids

The “Love at First Sight” Baby Fair was a huge success, providing families with a fun and educational atmosphere to come together, learn, and celebrate the arrival of new members.


ReChndra Almaguer, Ezekiel Almaguer, and Lauren Edward at “Love at First Sight,” 2023 Baby Fair. 

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