Class of 2019 Hosts Back to School Fair for Area Children

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Members of The University of Scranton’s Class of 2019, 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. 23, at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square (N. Washington Avenue side).

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, Campus Ministries/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 Vendor Sponsors & Partners: Aetna Better Health, AquaBall!, Aramark, Commonwealth Health Ambulance, Elm Park United Methodist Church, Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, Grace & F. Dennis Dawgert, M.D., Everhart Museum, Greenhouse Project, Highlights for Children, Hildebrandt Learning Centers, Idle Hour Lanes, Inc., Lackawanna County Library System, Lackawanna Heritage Valley, Maternal and Family Health Services, McDonald’s (1200 Wyoming Avenue), Scranton Fire Department, Scranton Latin Festival, Scranton Police Department, Steamtown National Historic Site, The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA, United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties Success by Six, Wayne Bank.