Baby Expo '91 gathers vendors of products, services Sunday

April 09, 1991|By Andrea Marsh

Meeting the Jetson family or competing in the Daddy Diaper Derby are certainly not typical Sunday afternoon activities.

But if you enjoy watching fathers-to-be racing to diaper dolls, then you might want to make Baby Expo '91, to be held this Sunday at Festival Hall, a part of your weekend plans.

The event, which was called Baby Fest in past years, will be a one-day event this year, rather than the weekend festival, which was previously held in area malls.

Baby Expo '91, sponsored by WMIX-FM, will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and admission is free and open to the public.

The event will feature 75 vendors offering products, services and information geared toward families and children.

Previously, the event has been sponsored by the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance. But when it decided not to sponsor the festival this year, WMIX stepped in.

"This is the first year MIX has done this," said Dawn Tritaik, public relations promotion manager of the radio station. "But it is really targeted to our listeners. It's right up our alley."

Baby Expo '91 will also offer entertainment for children, such as clowns, magicians and the Baltimore Actors Theatre, which will perform children's musicals during the day.

There will be many contests and games for children, as well: jump-rope and kung fu demonstrations, for instance, and Zoo Trivia, starring animals from the Baltimore Zoo.

Kelly Swift, director of special events for WMIX, anticipates having more than 10,000 visitors on Sunday.

Some of the exhibitors include A Choice Nanny, Maryland General Hospital, Discovery Toys and Computertots.

Ms. Swift said two trips for two to Jamaica will be raffled off during the day. All proceeds will benefit the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

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