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BABE Announces Five New Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: December 4, 2019               

 [COLUMBIA CITY, IN] – Whitley County BABE, a non-profit organization that specializes in providing resources and a community for moms and families, announced the appointment of five new members to their board of directors.

Tiffany Careins, Soulmedic Advisor for Remedy Live, Nikki Harris, registered nurse, Laura Leffler, long time supporter of BABE, Carol Radke, homemaker/Realtor and Christy Phend, Communications/Marketing specialist for Northeastern REMC.

Each new member will remain on the board through 2023 to complete their term.

“It’s an exciting time at BABE.” says Jacie Stahl, Executive Director of BABE. She continues “The number of families we serve grows monthly. The addition of these directors’ skills and experience will provide valuable perspectives as we continue to execute our strategy and enhance the value of our services for Whitley County families.”

Recently, the board voted on the following executive committee positions:

Chairman – Randi Kennedy
Vice Chairman – Stephanie Smyth
Treasurer – Kathleen Egolf
Secretary – Laura Tucker (non-voting member)

Randi Kennedy, chairman of the board, states “Collaboration has always been an important part of this board. Our skills really compliment each other so well and we have some really great plans for 2020.”

A complete list of board members can be found at babewc.org.

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ABOUT WHITLEY COUNTY BABE

BABE of Whitley County is a non-profit organization in Whitley County that serves over 1200 people.  BABE provides quality incentives to parents who participate in preventive and prenatal care including parenting, educational and nutritional classes to promote a healthy pregnancy, healthy birth outcomes and early childhood development. In exchange for participating in preventive and prenatal care, participants are given a BABE Coupon that can be used to “purchase” diapers, wipes, clothes, strollers and more at BABE’s store located on Line Street in Columbia City. BABE also hosts various mom groups and activities and programs to provide support to the families who need it most. Learn more at www.babewc.org.

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BABE Announces Cutest Kid Contest Winners

DATE: July 24, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BABE Announces Cutest Kid Contest Winners

 

[COLUMBIA CITY, IN] – Whitley County BABE, a non-profit organization that specializes in providing resources and a community for moms and families, raised more than $2,700 at their 7th annual Cutest Kid Contest during the Whitley County 4H Fair.

Leading up to the fair week, parents from Columbia City, Churubusco and South Whitley submitted their child’s photo to be displayed online and at the Whitley County 4H Fair in the commercial building. Then, during the week, votes were collected in the form of monetary donations for each child’s photo.

All proceeds from this event will help the growing families in Whitley County. BABE not only provides assistance with baby supplies like diapers, wipes, clothing and even larger items like strollers and car seats, but the organization has created a community of support for moms. 

“We absolutely love seeing all of these cuties every year! We see lots of grandparents and family members stopping by the booth multiple times to see how the voting is going.” says Jacie Stahl, Executive Director of BABE of Whitley County. She continues, “This is also a great event for us since BABE is 100% grant and community supported. This even allows us to continue to build a community where moms can draw strength from each other.”

“Like last year, online voting was a big contributing factor to the success of this fundraiser. We hope it also helped spread awareness about BABE so we can reach even more families in our community.” Stahl adds.

To learn more about the services provided by BABE of Whitley County, please visit babewc.org.

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Age 0 – 1: Ryker Sheet
Son of Derick and Kirstie Sheets

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Age 1 – 2: Harper Western
Daughter of Kelsey DePasquale & David Western
(Also the grand prize winner for most overall votes)

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Age 2 – 3: Camreigh Schinbeckler
Daughter of James and Amanda Schinbeckler

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Age 3 – 4: Darla Bird
Daughter of Sarah Bird

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Age 4 – 5: Ella & Iram Beard (tied for winner of the age group)
Twins of Michelle & Zach Beard
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Age 5 – 6: Raegan Tucker
Daughter of Laura & Jeremiah Tucker

 

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ABOUT WHITLEY COUNTY BABE

BABE of Whitley County is a non-profit organization in Whitley County that serves over 1200 people.  BABE provides quality incentives to parents who participate in preventive and prenatal care including parenting, educational and nutritional classes to promote a healthy pregnancy, healthy birth outcomes and early childhood development. In exchange for participating in preventive and prenatal care, participants are given a BABE Coupon that can be used to “purchase” diapers, wipes, clothes, strollers and more at BABE’s store located on Line Street in Columbia City. BABE also hosts various mom groups and activities and programs to provide support to the families who need it most. Learn more at www.babewc.org.

Contact: Jacie Stahl
jacie@babewc.org
Direct 260-609-0142

 

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JACIE STAHL
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jacie Stahl has been the Executive Director of BABE since January 2017. Jacie and her husband, Wes, have four kids; Delaney 16, Noelani 14, Ian 11, and Conrad 7. Prior to BABE, Jacie was the School Age Childcare Director at the Whitley County Family YMCA for over a decade. She also spends nearly every Wednesday morning volunteering at Indian Springs Middle School Youth For Christ program. She enjoys playing games and sharing the love of Jesus with 150 middle school students.

On most evenings, you can find Jacie in the bleachers at various sporting events, cheering on her children. Although she may complain about running her kids all over the county, she loves this season of life and playing such an active role in her kids’ lives.

Relationships are the most important thing in Jacie’s life, which is evident after spending just a few moments talking with her. Which is another reason she enjoys this career so much! Jacie loves leading BABE and feels so blessed to be able to give back and serve the community that she has been born and raised in!

 

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LAURA TUCKER

BABE STORE MANAGER

Laura Tucker joined the team at BABE in May 2017 after using BABE serves since her first child was born in 2004.

Laura married her high school sweetheart, Jeremiah, and together they have four children ages 14, 12, 8 and 6. Laura is active in her church and serves in the Backpack Ministry to provide food for elementary school children in need. Laura also recently completed her Basic EMT Certificate.

Laura enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves building relationships with the families she’s been meeting at BABE. She’s always eager and ready to help anyone who comes in. She’s also ready to hold those tiny babies while you shop!

 

Board Members:

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Randi Kennedy
Interim Board president

 

 

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Stephanie Smyth
Vice president

 

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Kathleen Egolf
Treasurer

 

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Christy Phend
Board Member

 

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Carol Radke
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Nikki Harris, RN
Board Member

 

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Tiffany Carein
Board Member

 

 

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