Community event Sept. 13 at HACC Lancaster Campus
Aug. 27, 2008
LANCASTER – Everyone is invited to a free, community-wide event where you can meet your emergency services teams and have a look at your local community college – all with fun, food and entertainment.
This year’s CommUnity Fest is scheduled rain or shine from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, in and around the parking lot of the main building of the Lancaster Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College at 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike. For the first time the Lancaster County Human Relations Commission and the Lancaster Campus are combining two events into one larger community festival for the families and residents of Lancaster County.
Along with emergency first responders (fire, EMS, police), there will be several fun activities for children including the KidZ Korner with face painting, games, crafts, balloons, and more. A variety of craft and small business vendors, non-profit community agencies, music entertainment acts, food vendors and more will be available through out the day.
Police and Community Committee Liaison Jonathan Fox, of Lancaster County’s Human Relations Commission, looks forward to “our First Responders, community agencies and area residents again being brought together for this great day of fun, music and understanding.”
Musical performances will be highlighted by popular children’s group, the Steven Courtney Band, which returns with its style of family fun. Musical entertainment and local jazz band DC & Company will perform what they call their “wild roller coaster mix of high energy, horn-powered rockin’ blues, swing, funk and jazz.” Families are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs for the performances. Call 358-2973 for full music entertainment schedule.
Lancaster Barnstormer fans take note. Players will be on hand from 10-11 a.m. to meet fans and sign autographs. Barnstormer mascot, Cylo, also is making an appearance.
A chili cook-off will determine which emergency team can assemble the best concoction while other foods will be available, including the annual chicken barbecue.
Getting there should be easy: the Red Rose Transit Authority, RRTA, is offering 25 cent rides for the entire month of September on all Red Rose Transit bus routes in Lancaster County.
“We are glad to open our doors for an event like this where the community can come and enjoy a day of fun while promoting their goods or organizations and get a closer look at HACC,” said Jennifer Alleman, professor of counseling at HACC’s Lancaster Campus and co-organizer of the event. “The festival also raises money for scholarship funds for our students.”
Limited space remains for vendors. For more information about the event or if you are interested in vendor space, call the Lancaster Campus at 358-2973 or go to www.hacc.edu and select Lancaster Campus at the top of the page.
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