LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The annual Clinton County Children and Youth Festival will be held Saturday, April 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Lock Haven University’s Student Recreation Center. This year’s theme will be, “Children-The Foundation of the Future.” The MountainServe Center for Global Citizenship at Lock Haven University is coordinating this year’s event.Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will officially open the festival at 1 p.m. and everyone is invited to enjoy the activities throughout the afternoon. The event is free and open to the public.
More than 20 campus and community organizations are involved in the festival this year.
The participating groups are all looking forward to providing fun activities for youth and information for families.
Community organizations participating in the Festival this year include: Ross Library, Infant Development Program, Clinton County Conservation District and the Clinton County Women’s Center.
The activities include painting; math puzzles; reading; arts and crafts projects; chemistry, physics and marine science demos; seed planting; and many more.
Area businesses are donating snacks for the children and parents, and Aramark, the food service company at LHU, also will provide food.
Parking is available in the commuter parking lot on campus next to the Student Recreation Center.
The festival is a cooperative effort of community groups and the faculty, staff, students and facilities of Lock Haven University. The festival began in 1980 to focus local attention on children and their overall well-being. Over the years it has grown into an event that brings the community together.
Information will be available that can help prevent child abuse and neglect, point out the wealth of children’s mental, physical health as well as programs that promote the special creativity of kids.