Register for School Readiness Fair

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Barry County OACAC Neighborhood Center will accept registrations for the 2013 School Readiness Fair beginning Monday, June 3. Registrations can be completed at the Neighborhood Center on Highway 248 in Cassville through Friday, July 6.

Families must schedule an appointment to complete registrations. Social Security cards will be needed for each member of the household. Registrations can be completed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The 2013 School Readiness Fair will be held at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Building on Thursday, Aug. 8. The fair will have a treasure hunting theme called "Adventures in Learning."

The Neighborhood Center is accepting school supplies and cash donations for this year's event. Any amount of supplies can be dropped off at the center. Cash donations will be used to purchase supplies. Donations are needed by Aug. 6.

Businesses and organizations are invited to participate in the fair by offering booths with information, gift items, services and activities. The fair traditionally offers dental and vision screenings, free hair cuts and information on education, health, physical fitness, safety and community resources.

Local businesses and organizations interested in participating in the fair are encouraged to contact the Neighborhood Center.

Volunteers are needed for this year's School Readiness Fair. Volunteer opportunities include sorting and packing supplies before the event, helping set up the days prior to the event and assisting with booths on the day of the fair.

Children attending the fair receive the majority of the school supplies required by the grade level teachers in their district.

For more information, to register for the fair or sign up as a volunteer or to donate items for the event, call 847-2140.

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