Inaugural Plano Families First Fall Fair

Baylor Scott & White RN administers flu shot to Mayor LaRosiliere. Free flu shots will be given (on a first-come, first-served basis). UnitedHealthcare’s Dr. Health E. Hound looks on // photos by James Edward

Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere has announced plans for the inaugural Plano Families First Fall Fair on Saturday, October 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Plano Event Center. The Fall Fair, a free event for Plano residents and families of Plano ISD students, will provide an array of services to those seeking community, health, educational and career resources. The heart behind this event is to strengthen hardworking Plano families from underserved neighborhoods.

“Despite many families thriving in our prosperous city, it’s important for us to be aware that many of our Plano families still struggle,” said Mayor LaRosiliere. “That is what I am proud to announce the first-ever Plano Families First event. Our goal is to provide adults and children with a fun-filled day while highlighting resources available in the community critical to their well-being and success.” 

Several organizations are teaming up with Mayor LaRosiliere to make this event a huge success, including UnitedHealthcare, the presenting sponsor of the Fall Fair. Baylor Scott and White will be offering free flu shots, Texas Health Presbyterian Plano will provide blood-pressure screenings and Collin County School of Dental Hygienists will offer dental screenings and fluoride varnishes for children. 

Jeri Chamber, Plano ISD trustee; Mayor LaRosiliere; Missy Bender, president of the Plano ISD
Trustees; Plano Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Angela Miner; and Plano ISD Superintendent Sara Bonser // photos by James Edward

Plano Parks and Recreation will be giving away free recreation center memberships to promote healthy living, and the Plano Public library will host puppet shows and give away free books to encourage children’s passion for reading. 

The Plano Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Job Fair with employers on hand, ready to offer full-time, part-time and seasonal positions for those seeking a job or wanting to sharpen their skills. Additionally, Capital One and Collin College will be hosting a Career Corner where job seekers will receive advice on how to build a competitive resume and gain interviewing skills. 

The Junior League of Collin County will provide ample entertainment for the kids including a pumpkin patch photo booth, crafts, face painting and a performance from children’s music group, The Que Pasas. 

Every family will not only leave the Fall Fair having fun and gaining valuable resources, but they will also be given a free jar of peanut butter collected during the Plano Peanut Butter Drive. 

Be sure to mark your calendars and arrive on time, because the first 100 children to attend the Fall Fair will receive free school-supply packets.

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