The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host its 18th Annual Clubs and Community Fair on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Multipurpose Room.
The University kicks off the academic year with this event that allows campus clubs and organizations to promote their groups to the student body and the community. This event also 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 the chance 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 great way to start the new academic year. This event gives our local businesses and agencies 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. Students can discover more about the community UMPI is so proud to be a part of, such as regional attractions, local history, products and services available. For the past 18 years, students and staff have enjoyed this fun and informal Fair to learn more about the community and the campus."