The Moms Club of Garrettsville/Hiram Area is a non-profit support group for stay-at-home moms that offer activities for children and mothers. The Moms Club is an international organization with 1,200-plus chapters in seven countries.
The Garrettsville/Hiram area Moms Club of has been in operation since 2001 and was started by Judy King. The chapter holds monthly meetings with speakers and discussions about topics that face parents everyday.
At a recent meeting, a Hiram police officer came and spoke with the children on safety and let the children tour his patrol car. The group also has park play days, holiday parties, outings for mothers and their children, and activity groups like play groups, arts and crafts, and a monthly Moms night out.
The group also takes tours of area community businesses and organizations. Recently, the children received a tour of the post office and had a chance to mail a letter.
The Moms Club of Garrettsville/Hiram area also holds family events so that they can include dads and significant others.
Children are welcome at all functions and all activities are planned for daytime when moms need the most support. The group also supports organizations that benefit women and children by holding community service projects and donation drives.
The chapter currently has 13 members and is looking to expand its membership. The group is open to families from Garrettsville, Hiram, Freedom, Windham, Mantua, and Shalersville. The group will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 4 at the Hiram Christian Church. For more information, call Athena at (330) 274-4743, Mary at (330) 297-0693 or Alyson (330) 527-0463.