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Super Fair returns to connect community with resources

The fourth annual Super Fair of Centre County Resources will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Nittany Mall in State College. With the new location for this year’s Super Fair, things are bigger, better and even more super than last year.

For those who haven’t heard of or attended in the past, the Super Fair is designed to create a one-stop event for all ages and needs. It includes information about how agencies help each other, how you can help the community and understand more about all that Centre County has to offer. The fair is a fun, relaxed and informative event.

The Super Fair is made possible by generous sponsorships from: Ameriserv Bank, CATA, Centre County Council of Human Services, Coventry Health Care, an Aetna Company, Home Nursing Agency, PA Link to Aging and Disability Resources, The Centre County Gazette and Wynwood House, Personal Care Homes.

In Centre County, we are fortunate to have resources, services and agencies that are committed to helping the community.

Information and entertainment sessions will be held starting at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 in the Active Adult Center located near Sears and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels. Information sessions include presentations on Veterans Services, APPRISE (Medicare Counseling), legal information, Centre Volunteers in Medicine and the HOPE Initiative. From 1-2 p.m., also at the Active Adult Center, Jane Jantzer-Wilson will lead a healthy cooking class.

With Nittany Mall having great space for entertainment, the Super Fair is also offering the following at Center Stage:

▪ 10 a.m.: Mount Nittany Middle School Rising Stars

▪ 11 a.m.: The a capella group from St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy

▪ Noon: State College Suzuki Program

▪ 1:15 p.m.: Central Pennsylvania Dance Workshop

At the Dunham’s court, Home Depot will be having its Kids Workshop, with a variety of projects available.

More than 100 agencies will be represented at the event. Many of the vendors will be providing a variety of health-related screenings, giveaways and fundraisers, along with their information.

Additionally, the Salvation Army will be having a coat drive — bring your gently worn coats to donate.

From birth to aging, in-home services to residential and living facilities, community nonprofit agencies, medical agencies, basic needs and community connections, we believe everyone will find something new about our great community.

The Super Fair Committee truly believes everyone is a superhero. Whether donating time, contributing to an agency or simply helping someone else get the much needed assistance they need we want you to know that you are our Super Hero. On Oct. 7th, come meet hundreds more superheroes in our community. With so much to see and do, we look forward to meeting you at this super event.

For more information visit www.theccchs.org

Sandy Schuckers is the Centre County administrative officer and health and wellness coordinator.

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