Class of 2018 Hosts Back to School Fair for Area Children

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Members of The University of Scranton’s Class of 2018, 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. 24, at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square.

The fun-filled community fair, geared for children from 3 to 12 years old, will include family-oriented activities, educational games and prizes, refreshments and more! Come and enjoy math, science and reading activities, face-painting, a bouncy house, crafts, coloring, story time, lawn games - there's something for everyone!

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.

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.

The Back to School Bonanza is hosted by the University’s Center for Student Engagement, Center for Service and Social Justice, Office of Community Relations, and Jesuit Center in partnership with community partners: Lackawanna County, La Festa italiana, Pediatrics of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 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, Everhart Museum, Highlights for Children, Kevin’s, Lackawanna County Ambulance, Lackawanna County Library System, Maternal and Family Health Services, Pennsylvania American Water, Price Chopper, Rita’s Italian Ice – Dunmore, Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton Fire Department, Scranton Latin Festival, Scranton Police Department, Steamtown National Historic Site, Target, The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Wayne Bank, and Vito Chiropractic.