Class of 2017 Hosts Back to School Fair for Area Children

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Members of The University of Scranton’s Class of 2017, together with community partners, will help area children and their families prepare for the upcoming school year with a Back to School Bonanza from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square.

The fun-filled community fair, geared for children from 3 to 12 years old and their families, will consist of educational games, prizes, refreshments, music and other activities, including a bounce-house, face-painting, crafts, story time and bingo with backpack giveaways. 

The fair is open to the public, free of charge. Reservations are not required, although children must be accompanied by an adult. The event will be cancelled if there is heavy rain.

The Back to School Bonanza is hosted by the University’s Center for Student Engagement, Center for Service and Social Justice and Office of Community Relations in partnership with community partners: Lackawanna County, Scranton School District, State Representative Kevin Haggerty, State Representative Marty Flynn and NEPAMOM.com.

Special Thanks to our In-Kind Sponsors & Partners: Aramark, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Elm Park United Methodist Church, Fratelli’s, Kevin’s, Lackawanna County Library System, L.R. Costanzo Construction Services Co., Inc., Rita’s Italian Ice – Dunmore, Pennsylvania American Water, Price Chopper, Scranton Fire Department, Scranton Police Department, Steamtown National Historic Site. 

For additional information, contact 570-941-4419 or community@scranton.edu. For event updates or to share the event with friends, visit the Facebook page