An annual Educational Fair is held every summer at the John Millar Civic Center in Houlton, Maine and on Labor Day in Jonesport, Maine hosted by Aid for Kids. The Educational Fair was developed when Jennifer Francis brought “Bess the Book Bus” from Tampa to Houlton in 2008.  The first event was held at the Recreation Center with five activities and a bounce house and in 2017 we hosted 38 special educational activities. Some special participants such as “Bess the Book Bus” come yearly for the children to climb on-board and choose two free – age-appropriate – books to take home and many other educational stands to see.  Come view educational displays and choose which hands-on table you wish to participate in, such as making model boats.  More than 1,800 children and their parents attend this event.

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