By SALINA POST
After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Sunflower Fair is back, and seniors, caregivers, and anyone who plans to celebrate more happy birthdays all are invited to participate!
A North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging event, the Sunflower Fair is scheduled for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 20 in Salina's Tony's Pizza Events Center, 800 The Midway.
The registration fee before Sept. 10 is $20 and includes lunch. After that date, the registration fee is $25. Interested persons can register and pay by credit card by calling the area agency at 1-800-432-2703 or they can register and pay through PayPal by visiting ncfhaaa.com/sunflowerfair2022.
Additionally, those interested can connect with the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency’s Facebook page for a chance to win two free tickets and other prizes, according to information from the area agency.
Bus transportation to the event is available along an Interstate 70 route, however, space is limited. Those interested should call 800-432-2703 for details.
The Sunflower Fair features health screenings, exhibitors, entertainers, workshops, vaccines and boosters, practical information, silent auction, and a sit-down banquet lunch. Speakers on a variety of topics, including fall prevention, advance directives and estate planning, Medicare, and downsizing, are scheduled, the area agency noted.
Featured speakers include national award-winning journalist Larry Hatteberg of Hatteberg’s People and Malia Jones, a researcher and science communicator with the Center for Demography Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin.
County honorees and the role that friendship meals centers played in addressing needs of older Kansans during the COVID-19 pandemic also will be recognized, the area agency noted.
Entertainment is scheduled to include prize drawings and toe-tapping music by the group Bob and Friends featuring Bob Delk of Marion County, who celebrated his 100th birthday in early August.
Silent auction and exhibitors
The area agency is now accepting silent auction donations. Those who donate items by Sept. 5 will be listed in the Sunflower Fair program.
Exhibit space is still available, but space is limited.
To donate an item or be an exhibitor call 800-432-2703.