In 1994, new Winchester mothers Susan Schwarz and Betsy Wall began seeking play dates instead of client meetings, pushing strollers to the playground instead of working out daily, and looking for advice on a good nursery school rather than the latest trendy Back Bay restaurant.
Susan, Betsy, and a group of about a dozen Winchester women agreed that there was little organized support available for women with new families. Many of the women with babies and toddlers needed an organization that would include the entire family, because they had less ability to participate in activities without their children in tow.
Through the support of volunteers FAN grew into an official organization. Those of us who participate in the many activities and have made lasting friendships for ourselves and our children through FAN are thankful for all of the volunteers' work and perseverance!