Friday, September 26, 2014

Fare & Square Celebrates First Anniversary Saturday, September 27th

Chester’s community grocery store holds block-party for the community with 
a focus on health & wellness

WHAT: Fare & Square, the first non-profit store of its kind celebrates its first anniversary with a community block-party featuring food, kids’ activities, music, giveaways and Zumba.  A dozen partners will be onsite offering information on health and wellness, food assistance (WIC, & SNAP), nutrition, household weatherization, voter registration, as well as PECO handing at CFL light bulbs for those that qualify. 

Fare & Square opened its doors on September 28, 2013. Fare & Square rehabbed the last operating full-scale grocery store space in Chester, which closed in 2001. Fare & Square created new jobs in Chester and employs 31 team members with 70% of the staff being Chester residents.

WHEN: Saturday, September 27, 2014

WHERE: Fare & Square, 3117 W. 9th Street
Block-Party on Trainer Street (9th Street corner)

WHO: Mayor John Linder of Chester; Paul Messina, Director of Fare & Square;
Fare & Square staff

AGENDA: 10:05 am -- Paul Messina welcomes the crowd

10:07 am -- Mayor John Linder welcomes the crowd and hands out staff certificates of appreciation
10:45 am – Unity Gospel Children’s Choir 
11:00 am to 11:20 am – Zumba demonstration

1:00 pm – event ends

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