STATE COLLEGE – The Centre County Council for Human Services, the Centre County Partnership for Community Health, the Link to Aging and Disability Resource Center, the Centre County Geriatric Interest Network, the Centre County Affordable Housing Coalition and the Centre County Gazette have announced the first-ever Centre County Community Super Fair to take place on Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Mount Nittany Middle School in State College.
The Super Fair began with the idea of creating a one-stop event for all ages and needs, with information that illustrates the importance of community partnerships and services and a means of learning more about local volunteer opportunities.
The fair, with more than 115 registered local agencies, organizations and businesses, will provide information and fun activities for all ages. Information will be available on all aspects of community care and support programs.
Also, there will be information on services provided to the community relating to legal issues, transportation, housing, healthcare, finances and more, and health screenings (blood pressure, stroke, etc.) and children’s activities will be available, along with lots of outside fun, giveaways and fundraisers.
In addition to the many groups attending the event, a number of informational sessions and entertainment events will take place throughout the day, starting at 10 a.m., to include pieces on health, Medicare and weatherization, a story time with Schlow Library, a Frozen Sing-a-Long with Hannah Richardson, and even Zumba.
Toys for Tots will also be accepting donations of new unwrapped toys for this year’s holiday toy drive benefitting Centre County children at the event. Superheroes for Kids, a club that dresses as superheroes and visits children in hospitals, community centers, etc., will be special guests.
“In Centre County, we are fortunate to have the resources, services, and agencies that are committed to helping the community,” says event co-chair Natalie Corman, director of the Centre County Office of Adult Services.
“From birth to aging, in home services to residential and living facilities, community non-profit agencies, medical agencies, basic needs, and community connections; we believe everyone will find something to learn about and walk away with knowledge about the help this county can provide as well as finding out how community members can help.”
For more information on this event and a complete list of informational sessions and entertainment taking place during the Super Fair, please visitwww.theccchs.org.