Community Briefing

LITERACY FAIR: More than 400 children and their families are expected to attend this year's Literacy Fair on Friday at Wakefield School in Turlock. The fair is part of a school readiness program called Project GROW, which stands for Grow and Read at Osborn and Wakefield Schools. Funded by the Stanislaus County Children and Families Commission, the fair serves children through age 5 and families who live in the Wakefield, Osborn and Cunningham elementary school attendance areas. From arts and crafts booths to story times, children can choose from a host of hands-on activities to promote reading. The fair also will feature a wealth of community resource information for parents. The fair will included a visit from the Hands on Health Van, California's only traveling health exhibit geared toward young children. To help develop good exercise habits and prevent obesity, the First 5 California van will demonstrate ways that families can be active together and provide tips on making healthy choices. The exhibit features music and entertainment and offers educational games to help families adopt healthy habits. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at Wakefield Elementary School, 400 South Ave.