Something for everyone at annual Community Fair

Sue Kraft, Lifestyles Editor
Face painting, crafts and a bounce house are just some of the activities planned for children at this weekend's Community Fair. For the adults, there will be a free meal and over 50 booths with valuable information about the Lake Region.

This weekend the 5th Annual Lake Region Community Fair will be held at Lake Region State College — and with over 50 booths, there is sure to be a little something for everyone.

The Lake Region Safe Communities Coalition is sponsoring the event and President Jamie Travers said each year the event grows in size and popularity.

“People have said they enjoy getting out and seeing what the community has to offer,” he said.

Travers said booths will be manned by churches, health organizations, human service programs, law enforcement and various local clubs, like the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.

He said information will be given out on what there is to do in Devils Lake, healthy choices, services offered in the community and volunteering opportunities.

“There's all sorts of different things about the community and what there is to do,” he said.

For the younger guests, there will be games, crafts, a bounce house, Wii games and Bethel Evangelical Free Church will be bringing their popular race track.

The fair will be held at LRSC from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28. A free meal will be served in the cafeteria from 5-7 p.m., courtesy of the Kiwanis, Just For Kix will provide entertainment at 4:15 p.m. and the Lake Region Budokan is performing at 5:30 p.m.

Travers said the evening event is the perfect cure for cabin fever and residents and visitors alike are encouraged to stop out.

“All ages are encouraged to come,” he said. “It's a good opportunity to visit with neighbors, meet new friends, learn about our community and celebrate all that we have to offer.”

He added, “You will also learn about many ways to make our community a safer place. We guarantee you will walk away learning something new about our community!”