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Clifford visits guests at Family Expo

5/15/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Summit County Children Services
FAIRLAWN — Appearances by popular children’s character Clifford the Big Red Dog and local entertainer Christopher Milo were a highlight of this year’s Family Expo, which took place April 26 at Summit Mall.

Shown at right is Clifford the Big Red Dog greeting visitors at the event.

The Family Expo was one of the many family-oriented and educational events that were part of the 27th Annual Child & Family Awareness Month Celebrations in April. According to expo officials, the event was coordinated by Summit County Children Services and sponsored this year by Summit County Juvenile Court; Ohio Guidestone; Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board; Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board; Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.; Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine; and the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund.

The expo offered family entertainment and information from almost 50 participating agencies, according to expo officials. “A Family Is a Tool That Can Fix Everything” was the theme for this year’s month-long activities planned by more than 150 local agencies, organizations, places of worship, businesses and individuals dedicated to building a solid foundation of community support for children and families and helping raise awareness of child abuse prevention, according to expo officials.

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