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Office of Education hosts the Lassen County Children’s Fair Saturday, May 4

If you’ve got little ones in your family you won’t want to miss the Lassen County Children’s Fair held Saturday, May 4 at the Lassen County Fairgrounds.

Lassen County’s Superintendent of Schools, Patty Gunderson, shared the history of the drug- , tobacco- and alcohol-free event.

“The very first Children’s Fair was put on the celebrate ‘The Day of the Child,’” Gunderson said, “which is why it is always held the first Saturday in May. This is our 37thannual celebration. It was originally designed to be a low-cost day where families could come and spend time together and enjoy some fun activities.”

The Lassen County Children’s Fair offers fun activities for all the children in your family.

Gunderson said the event was not held one year due to the COVID pandemic.

An exciting new attraction at this year’s Children’s Fair is the Lip Sync Battle from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A wide variety of community partners also provide activities such as face painting and a sensory space. The Lassen County Farm Bureau will be giving away plants, Lassen Rural Bus will let kids check out their vehicles, the Susanville Fire Department will be there as will the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, the California Highway Patrol, and maybe even a helicopter.

“We have all sorts of different activities kids can do from painting rocks to creating other crafts to fun and bounce houses,” Gunderson said.

Don’t forget about crafting opportunities at the Children’s Fair.

When the family gets hungry, Pizza Factory will be there as will the Sunrise Rotary Corn Dog trailer and other vendors.

“It’s just a really fun time for families,” Gunderson said. “There are lots of resources — resources on how to enroll your students in school, football and soccer sign-ups … There are lots of community resources there to help families sees what’s going on in Susanville and Lassen County.”

She said the Children’s Fair gets lots of support for the schools and the community and governmental agencies.

In addition to a day of family fun, informational booths from community organizations can help the children learn valuable life lessons.

“We’re super excited about it,” Gunderson said. “It’s one of my favorite days of the year.

For more information, call the LCOE at (530) 257-2196.