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Turlock Family Resource Center readies for annual Fall Festival
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One of the goals of the upcoming Fall Festival is to raise awareness of the services that the Turlock Family Resource Center offers the community, including parenting education, prenatal and postnatal support and more. - photo by Journal file photo

Aspiranet’s Turlock Family Resource Center will promote the health and well-being of the community and those who live in it Thursday with family-friendly activities and invaluable information about available resources at their third annual Fall Festival.


“Our annual Fall Festival is a fantastic opportunity to invite everyone to celebrate the wonderful community in which we live,” said program manager Pamela Huntley. “Families will be treated to a fun evening enjoying each other’s company while getting acquainted with incredible organizations and representatives who support our citizens and keep us safe.”


The event will bring awareness to TFRC, a community-based organization of human services agency Aspiranet that serves as a hub for programs and services that support the health and well-being of Turlock families and the community. Examples of services include school readiness, child development, individual family support, parenting education, prenatal and postnatal support and more.


“The overall goal is to spread awareness and to show people that we are part of the community,” said core program director Robert Hubbard. “The Turlock Family Resource Center is a community-based organization under Aspiranet and our efforts are really to help the health and wellbeing of community members of Turlock and Stanislaus County.”


The Fall Festival is a free family event that will feature an array of family-friendly activities, such as bowling, bean bag toss, spin the wheel, Halloween bucket decorating, raffle items, food and music. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit several informational booths presented by local leaders in business, media and non-profits, as well as public health and safety officials.


“The Fall Festival is designed for families to have fun, so if you can get some information at the same time that is just great,” said Hubbard. “This a fun event that is informative at the same time.”


Hubbard said the idea to host the Fall Festival came about three years ago when the TFRC was looking for a way to raise awareness about all the services they offer. Since then, the event has grown by “leaps and bounds,” according to Hubbard.


“We not only show what Aspiranet provides at Turlock Family Resource Center, but also other community-based organizations,” said Hubbard. “They don’t know that there are a ton of resources within Stanislaus County that they can access.


“We just thought an event like this is a great opportunity to not only have fun, but share valuable resources that are available to everyone,” continued Hubbard.


Aspiranet’s Turlock Family Resource Center’s third annual Fall Festival is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Turlock Family Resource Center, 2160 Geer Road.