File photo of a happy multi-generational family having a meal together outside

LOGAN – The 2nd Annual Family Resource Fair will be held on Monday and Tuesday, April 21 and 22, at the Cache County Event Center. After the success of last year’s fair, organizers decided to give it another go. This year’s event is looking to be bigger and better.

Aimee Winder Newton, Office of Families Senior Advisor to Gov. Spencer J. Cox, presented at last year’s fair.

Aimee Winder Newton, Office of Families Senior Advisor to Gov. Spencer J. Cox said, “A healthy family is not a perfect family, but rather one that knows where to get resources.”

And that is what The Family Resource Fair is all about, showing the many places to go to help families.

Fair organizer Scotty Falslev said “It takes a village to raise a child” is an African proverb that means an entire community of people must interact with a child to allow them to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment.

“This proverb can apply to adults, too. There are so many resources in our community that can make our lives brighter,” he said. “As we bring these together in one place it makes it easier to find solutions.”

Come visit the many resources available for families in and outside of the valley all in one location. Admission to the workshops and other activities are free.

“Last year there were almost 80 resources from nonprofits, government agencies and businesses that provide resources for families,” Falslev added. “This year we are planning on well over a hundred booths.”

The workshops are there to help participants learn ideas to help families work together and be successful.

Those concerned about healthy lifestyle, healthy relations, retirement, emergency preparedness, career coaching and youth activities, relationships and more have a place to listen and talk to professionals.

“Workshops like ‘Manage the Memory Chaos’ will give ideas on how to organize the many photos and videos you may have on your electronics,” he said. “There will also be workshops to help with finances and more. We hope there will be something for everyone.”

At this year’s event he’s planned to have Utah State University Extension experts to help with year-round activities for families. Falslev has tried to bring as many resources as possible together to help people find what is available to help families in Northern Utah and Southern Idaho.

A Family Resource Fair presenter at a different venue.

The whole fair is not just about booths and workshops; they also have the Fastest Fireman in the Firehouse competition and inflatable bounce houses for kids.

The fastest fireman or firewoman will win a pizza party for their department from Firehouse Pizzeria,” Falslev said. “This will be held on Saturday at noon. The firetruck will be there for the kids to wash and shine up and visit with the firemen.”

There will also be a lot of giant inflatables, bounce houses and slides for the kids to play on. Participants can also enjoy delicious food and take part in some fun activities.

Falslev would like to thank the great sponsors who are making this activity possible, like the Heritage Auto Group, Intermountain Logan Regional Hospital, Schreiber Foods, Cache Valley Bank, Firehouse Pizzeria, Cache Valley Insurance, The Bridal Faire, KVNU, KIX96.7, VFX 94.5, and Q92.9.

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