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Event offers one-stop shop

There are many resources available that would benefit individuals, families and children in the area. The Lawrence County Early Childhood Academy has partnered with Ohio University Southern to offer a Resource Fair in an attempt to connect any pieces that may be missing among providers and residents.

“We want people to come and see what they might be interested in,” Becky Harper, site administrator for the Early Childhood Academy, said. “People can come in and see what’s available to them and if they are looking for something specific that is not there we can point them in the right direction and look into having more providers there next year.”

The list of resource providers at the fair along with the Early Childhood Academy include the Ironton Fire Department, United Healthcare, Head Start, Ohio Means Jobs, Ohio WIC, Help Me Grow, Lawrence County Health Department, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Briggs Lawrence County Public Library, Early Head Start, CareSource, Air Evac Lifeteam, Elite Rehab and Fitness, Patriot Medical Services and Zumba Fitness.

“Many people move here and are new to the area and many have lived here their whole lives,” Harper said, “and this fair is beneficial to both sets of people who may not know or just want to find out what’s available to them.”

The fair is from 2-4 p.m. on Friday in the Riffe Center Mains Rotunda at OUS. Call 740-532-0178 for more information.