The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host its annual Community and Clubs Fair on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Multipurpose Room.
For the past 17 years, the University has kicked off the academic year with this event, which allows campus clubs and organizations to promote their groups to the student body and the community.
This event introduces students to the services and products available to them in the community. Area businesses are invited to participate in the event and are encouraged to give samples and coupons to students to promote their products and services. The Community Fair also provides local businesses with the opportunity to meet UMPI students as prospective part-time employees.
Bonnie DeVaney, Director of Career Services and one of the promoters of the Fair, said, "The Community and Clubs Fair is a fun event and a great way to start the new academic year. This event gives our local businesses the opportunity to meet our new and returning students and to showcase what they have to offer our students. The Fair also gives students a chance to learn about the activities and service projects of campus organizations and decide if they want to become members. For the past 17 years, students and staff have enjoyed this fun and informal fair to learn more about the community and the campus."