Friends, family members and community residents are invited to join local women who breastfeed this Friday for the local participation in a worldwide event.
The Big Latch On is taking place at registered locations around the world, including Vandalia.
According to Casey Carroll, the breastfeeding peer counselor at the Fayette County Health Department, the local Big Latch On is being held in the upper grassy area of Rogier Park, near Taylor Street.
Registration for participants begins at 10 a.m., and the event gets under way at 10:30 a.m.
All supporters of breastfeeding are welcome, but only those currently breastfeeding or pumping at 10:30 a.m. will be counted toward the global breastfeeding total.
Participants are asked to take chairs, blankets, water and snacks, as those will not be provided.
Door prizes will be given away.
More information about the global event is available online at www.biglatchon.org.