Mothers of twins club to have 50th conventionWritten by Mary Petrides | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mothers of twins from across the country will gather Aug. 1-7 at the Park Inn in Toledo for the 50th annual National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs convention.
Toledo was chosen for the 50th anniversary convention because founder Marge Ainsworth lives in the area.
The beginning of the week is mostly tours and board meetings, said Diane Miller, publicity chairman for Toledo Mothers of Twins Club, but the opening ceremonies are open to the public. Opening ceremonies will take place 7 p.m. on Aug. 4.
Also open to the public is the showcase from 5-7 p.m. on Aug. 6. Vendors will sell twin- and multiple-related items, including books, necklaces and shirts.
For mothers of twins, the conference will include speakers and workshops on topics ranging from health to jewelry-making to raising twins while working a full-time job.
About 120 mothers of twins and multiples belong to the Toledo group, Miller said. She said mothers often continue attending meetings after their twins or multiples are grown because they form close friendships with other mothers.
“It’s a wonderful group, really,” Ainsworth said.