A Smashing Success!

We are long overdue for a post about our big event of the year–the inaugural Growing Families Expo! On June 3rd, B. Lime and Gentle Transitions worked together to put on the Growing Families Expo at Presence Covenant Medical Center. It was an awesome event targeting young and expectant families, and we hosted 30 awesome vendors in our community. Businesses and Non-Profit organizations came together to share their products and services with families in the area. We had tons of amazing raffle giveaways, mini photo shoots with Echolight Photography, storytimes from the public libraries and Usborne Books, coffee and treats provided by Espresso Royale, Uncrustables from Smuckers, gift bags full of coupons and freebies from Meatheads, LuLaRoe, Teeccino, Preggie Pops and many more (see complete listing below!). We are so thankful to all of our vendors for partnering with us and hanging in there as we worked out the kinks of our first year. We are looking forward to being in a larger space next year, and offering more tables and larger spaces to the waiting list of vendors who have contacted us already!

We want to thank all of our amazing participants and guests–we couldn’t have done it without you!

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We had such an incredible group of vendors to work with this year. Businesses and not for profit groups from all over CU came to share their services and products. Here is the complete list of 2017 Vendors!


Our gift bags were stuffed!! Along with what is pictured below, we had information/coupons/freebies from Preggie Pops, Nurtured Beginnings, Dragonfly Meadows Therapy, Espresso Royale, Postpartum Support Group, and the Illinois Microbiome Study.

gift bags

We had *so many AMAZING* raffle prizes to give away! Thank you so much to all of the community partners and businesses who contributed so many products and services to our raffle giveaways!

raffle prizes

If you haven’t already, please “like” our Growing Families Facebook page in order to find out about next year’s expo! Preliminary planning is already in the works, and we can’t wait to bring you an even bigger and better expo in 2018. Thanks again to all of our participants this year!