Resources Fair gives Blair County residents chance to learn about community services


Blair County residents got the chance to learn about services offered in the area Thursday.

The Blair County Children, Youth and Families hosted their 5th Annual Community Resources Fair at the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona.

More than 80 vendors were on hand to give out information ranging from mental health services to foster care services and counseling.

Organizers say having the fair is important because all the resources are in one place.

“We really wanted a place where, there’s just one place it’s a one stop shop where they can walk around, they can get snacks, free items from all the tables and its just a really fun event,” said Ashley Gehrdes, Administrator for Blair County Youth and Families.

Emergency vehicles and car seat safety inspections were also on hand.

Around 300 people attended the event.

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