Register Now for Harford’s Youth and Family Resource Festival on April 13

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Registration
is now open for Harford County’s Youth and Family Resource Festival featuring
public and private resources for youth of all abilities from birth to young
adults. Developed by the Harford County Department of Community Services’ Local
Management Board and Office of Disability Services, this free, family-friendly
event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at APGFCU
Arena on the campus of Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel
Air.

Festival
attendees will have the opportunity to meet with more than 80 exhibitors and
representatives from public and private establishments.  Vendors,
agencies, nonprofit organizations, and support groups will provide information
on services such as summer camps, tutoring, behavioral health, fingerprinting,
preschool programs, athletic programs, financial assistance, and housing
support.  Youth entertainment in the “Kid Zone” will include a
Touch-a-Truck experience, crafts, character meet and greet, and a photo
booth.  Door prizes from local businesses will be awarded throughout the
day. Launched in 2017, this is the second Harford County festival under the
administration of County Executive Barry Glassman.

“The
positive feedback was overwhelming from nearly 1,000 attendees at our inaugural
Youth & Family Resource Festival,” County Executive Glassman said. “I
encourage all Harford County families to register today for this year’s event
where they will have fun and connect with a vast array of resources in one convenient
location.”

Pre-registration
for the festival is strongly encouraged and is available online at

www.harfordcountymd.gov/FormCenter/Community-Services-7/2019-Youth-and-Family-Resource-Festival–283.  Families who pre-register will receive a voucher for a light lunch. To register by phone, please contact the Department of Community Services at 410-638-3389.

Free
transportation to and from the festival will be provided by JDT Transportation,
Inc. throughout the day at the following locations:

Hall’s Cross Roads Elementary
School | 203 E. Belair Avenue, Aberdeen
Magnolia Elementary School | 901 Trimble Road, Joppa

The EPICENTER | 1918 Pulaski
Highway, Edgewood

The
Harford County Youth and Family Resource Festival is sponsored by the Harford
County Department of Community Services’ Office of Disability Services and
Local Management Board; APG Federal Credit Union; APGFCU Arena; the Bel Air
Athletic Club; Harford Mutual; Jones Junction; The EPICENTER at Edgewood;
Harford County Public Library; Harford County Community Mediation Program; The
Arc Northern Chesapeake Region; and Catholic Charities. Limited spaces are
still available for interested vendors or sponsors.

The
Harford County Department of Community Services works daily to meet the needs
of our seniors, youth, persons with disabilities, and those struggling to
overcome addiction.  The Department works with federal, state, local, and
private agencies to ensure our county continues to evolve and remains dedicated
to providing the best possible services for our citizens and community.

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