City Fair at Root Cellar; 10/24

Pumpkins!

Pumpkins!

By Carol McCracken  (Post # 307)

A new initiative, the City Fair, will debut  this Saturday, October 24, at the Root Cellar, from 10:00 a.m. until noon.  The purpose is to introduce the public to city staff and learn about the variety of services offered throughout the city.   The Root Cellar is located at 94 Washington Avenue.

Representatives will be on hand to discuss recycling programs, the soon to open Portland Community Health Center, lead abatement, home funds available for energy efficiency and weatherization, the Circuit Breaker Program, voter registration and so much more they can’t all be listed here!  The event will be fun for the whole family with games for children, food, raffles and door prizes.

“City Fair is a great opportunity for residents to learn about city services and have one-on-one conversations with staff about any issues or concerns they may have,” stated Major Jill Duson.  “This fair is our chance to break down any barriers, real or perceived, to City Hall.  Portland residents need to know and believe that accessing city services is easy.  Whether it is as simple as finding out how to get a copy of a birth certificate or more complicated like understanding the site plan review process, we want to help,” she added.

The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, please call 874-8656 or email msm@portlandmaine.gov.