Mom's Association plays integral part in organizing Mom's Day


Courtesy of the Mom's Associatio

Members of the Moms Association pose in the Union in their group shirts.

By Rabia Ilyas

The Moms Association takes part in planning three of the major highlights of Moms Weekend each year: the annual meeting, the Illini Union Arts and Craft Fair and the Moms Weekend Sunday Brunch.

“The craft fair and brunch are especially popular with moms, and these events have high turnout rates,” said Timbolin Holmes, current president of the Moms Association.

While the Moms Association does not manage the Craft Fair, they have a booth set up at the Union where moms can shop for various handcrafted items.

“The annual brunch, held on Sunday, April 10, is also very exciting and popular among parents. Tickets can be bought through Shopify on the Moms Association website, but also at the event, itself,” Holmes said.

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Holmes said that many moms buy their tickets at the event, and she enjoys seeing how excited they are to be coming with their family.

“The events take a lot of planning and hard work, but when I see excited parents, it all pays off,” she said.

Holmes has been a member for three years and said that she joined the organization to stay close with her daughter.

“I saw my daughter off to pre-school and then college and did not want that to end, which made me join the Moms Association,” she said.