In order to highlight youth services, programming and activities for rural youth, a community services fair is set for Wednesday October 25th at Granite Ridge Education Centre. The Northern Rural Youth Partnership, which is made up of representatives from groups who work with youth in Frontenac County, as well as municipal partners, is holding a Partners with Parents event called Fun at the F.A.I.R. (Families Accessing Information/Resources).
Starting at 5pm there will be a community dinner, and at 6:15 youth will participated in a fun fair with face painting, clowns, and other activities organised by the Rural Frontenac Community Services Youth Program, while very young children will be able to access free day care. The adults will have access to different tables for information sharing. That portion of the evening will be from 6:30 to 8. There are 11 agencies or organizations particpating, from Recreation Leagues such as baseball and soccer to agencies the help with counseling, mental health services, educational services, and more. Adults will receive a number when they arrive and that will determine the order in which they visit the different service providors. It will be a bit like speed dating for services as each presentation has been honed down to 5 minutes. At each location adults will receive an information package and a ticket that they can enter into a draw for the door prize of their choice at 8pm.
Food is being provided without charge by Seed to Sausage, the Healthy Kids Community Challenge and Weston Bakeries.