Pocono Parent Magazine Family Expo 2008
This upcoming Saturday, May 3rd, 2008, Â is the Pocono Parent Magazine Family Expo.Â Â I personally have not hadÂ the chance to attend the past few years and althoughÂ we have previous plans this weekend that doesn’t mean that you can’t go!
Its FREE to attend – most expos require at least a few dollar admission charge but its absolutely free so if nothing else it can get some family energy out for a few hours by walking around.Â It is located at the Pocono Mountain East High School Gym – apparently last year there were many complaints that the location was too small and that there were barely room to fit strollers up and down the isles.Â This year they have planned ahead and have picked a much larger location to accomodate everyone.Â I can’t blame them at all if there was a size issue last year since it is a free event so no prior registration means that you’re pretty much guessing how many people will attend.
The event will feature information on local programs of interest to Pocono families including crafts, childcare, summer camps and more. They will also be giving out FREE DigiKids Child ID kits – for any parent this is a huge help – no one likes to think of the possibility of their child getting lost or stolen, but if they do minutes even seconds can make a difference.Â ID kits normally store a digital photo(that youÂ usually have access to update)Â and some basic information incase of an emergency it can be distributed quickly.Â As important as having a kit is making sure it gets updated, so if you do get one be sure to revisit it every year – or set it as a reminder when you change your clocks/batteries for daylight savings time.
If you do not already receive Pocono Parent Magazine and would like to subscribe it is FREE, just visit their site at PoconoParent.com and click on the “subscribe free” link.Â The magazine started just a few years ago but is a great resource for all families in the Poconos, it provides useful monthly columns, restaurant reviews, activities for your children and more!