University's Incoming Class Hosts Back to School Fair for Area Children


Members of The University of Scranton’s Class of 2017 will help area children and their families prepare for the upcoming school year with a Back to School Bonanza community fair from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square.

The fun-filled event, geared for children from 3 to 12 years old and their families, will consist of educational games, prizes, refreshments, music and other activities, including a bounce-house, face-painting, crafts, story time and bingo with backpack giveaways.  The Lackawanna County Library System’s Bookmobile will be on the Square along with vehicles from the Scranton Police and Fire Departments.

The fair is open to the public, free of charge. Reservations are not required, although children must be accompanied by an adult. The event will be cancelled if there is heavy rain.

            The Back to School Bonanza is hosted by the University’s Center for Student Engagement, Center for Service and Social Justice and Office of Community Relations in partnership with community partners: Lackawanna County, Scranton School District, State Representative Kevin Haggerty, State Representative Marty Flynn and

For additional information, contact 570-941-4419 or

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