MILLPORT — The 14th annual Family Fun Fair sponsored by the Potter County Integrated Children’s Services Team was held this past Saturday at the county fair grounds.
Almost 600 people were there throughout the day soaking in fun, education and awareness of services offered throughout the county.
Kids giggled and shouted as they hit the target and dunked someone in the dunk tank. They ran toward each other and bounced back in huge inflatable balls. Families spent time with farm and household animals in the petting zoo where kids begged their parents if they could adopt a kitten, pretty please?
Smokey Bear was seen walking around, high-fiving and hugging the many kids who came up to him. He even dunked a kid in the dunk tank.
Among the stations set up, kids walked away with lots of free goodies, including books, food and even haircuts. Information was provided on several programs around the county, including aging, drug and alcohol, intellectual disabilities, early intervention, children’s services and mental health. Dental education, wellness, nutrition and rehab services were presented to families by medical professionals.
Sharon Prentice, one of the organizers, said a lot of the kids really enjoyed it.
“I got many hugs and ‘thank yous’,” Prentice said.
A new vendor this year, Crosstown Alliance Church, “made the day with so many different events they did,” Prentice said. The church had free haircuts, magic shows, games and treats along with their information.
Another new vendor to the fair, Pennsylvania WoodMobile, seemed to be a hit, Prentice said. The WoodMobile is a traveling exhibit that provides information on the state’s forest resource and the state’s forest products industry.She tries to add a couple new things to the event each year so things stay fresh and new and people don’t lose interest in it.