August 25, 2011 12:00AM
Area businesses and organizations made connections with students Wednesday during the annual Community Fair on the Oval. Sometimes free food or other giveaways attracted students to the tables. Other times, it was just the character of the business or organization that caught their eye.
Joe Bournonville, who was representing USD 250's Youth Friends program, said this was his first time to participate in the fair and he was pleased with the level of interest students were showing. Bournonville quickly had a long list of students who had signed up for the program.
"This seems to be a great way to let students know about Youth Friends," Bournonville said. "This is the first time we've been here, but it is definitely worth while."
Eva Sager, campus activities program coordinator, said the turnout for the event was good for both students and participants.
"It's a nice way for students new to Pittsburg to learn about all of the great things the community has to offer," Sager said.