The Schuylkill County Fair is excited to announce a partnership with Diakon Community Services for Senior Appreciation Day, August 1 during the Schuylkill County Fair. Diakon will bring a whole host of fun activities for all to engage in. Diakon will be holding a Sr. Community Center Fair at the Fair. Diakon has chosen to locate various activities around the grounds so seniors can stay limber as they move to participate in various activities. Seniors can also take in more of what is going on at the Fair this way. Some of the activities that Diakon is preparing for are:
- Meal served at noon with reservations required by calling 570-624-3010
- Zumba Gold with Eileen Tarconish
- Seated Yoga with Prudie Griffin
- Nature walks with Jennny Wagner
- Presentations on Diakon Services
Senior Appreciation Day, Thursday, August 1 STS buses will be making a special run to the Fairgrounds. Hop a ride with STS. AS STS will operate public transportation on a Fixed Route from Union Station in Pottsville to the Fairgrounds as a direct ride. STS will be operating rides from the terminal leaving the station at 11 AM and at 2 PM with return trips to the terminal station at 2:30 and again at 4PM from the Fairgrounds. Seniors 65 and older will ride free with their STS Senior Citizen ID card. All other riders on the bus will pay a nominal fee of $1.50 per person paid to the bus driver both going to the fairgrounds and upon return trip to Union Station.
During your stay on the Fairgrounds water and light refreshments will be available through the course of the day to rehydrate and replenish. Lots of shade and cool breezes either artificial or natural will also be found on the fairgrounds. Incase Mother Nature gives a shower, there is plenty of cover for seniors with all the buildings and pavilions on the grounds. While in the buildings seniors can take in any number of exhibits or stroll through the open pavilions and meet up with the 4-H’ers and FFA exhibitors along with their animals.
Entertainment on the main stage at 1PM and again at 3 PM will be The Rehrig Brothers. They are sponsored by Moyer’s Car Care and Fidler Brothers Construction, Inc. No need to bring a chair as the Fair has plenty of chairs and risers to sit upon.
In addition to Diakon, there will be a number of other agencies from the county in attendance to assist seniors. Some of those agencies are: Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill, Senior Services of Schuylkill County, AARP, Veterans Affairs, Gift of Life Donor Program, St Clair Lions, Seton Manor, and many more. So seniors 60 + come spend the day at the Fair. Get to the Fair early to be one of the first 100 through the gate and receive your swag bag. Swag Bag are complements of the PA Lottery, Redners Markets, Lions Club, PA Senator Dave Argall and Gift of Life. Mark your calendar for Senior Appreciation Day Thursday, August 1. Gates open at 11 AM There is no charge to get in to the Fair for Sr. 60+ from 11AM to 4 PM. After 4PM admission for seniors will be just $4.00.