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March 14, 2008

Jeanne Atkinson, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-8287


Community Fair Scheduled at BSDC on March 25

Lincoln – The public is invited to the first-ever community fair at the Beatrice State Developmental Center (BSDC), 3000 Lincoln Boulevard, on March 25, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. BSDC is operated by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

"The Community Fair allows local businesses to showcase their service and products to people who live and work at BSDC," said John Wyvill, director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities in DHHS. "It also gives the public a chance to be on campus and develop relationships with the clients and staff who will be attending the Fair."

Signs will direct the public to the BSDC Carstens Center Gym, where over a dozen local businesses will have exhibit booths. Each participating business will donate a prize. Participants who visit all of the exhibit booths will be eligible for the prize drawing.

"I’d especially like to thank R. J. Crandall with Beatrice Family Chiropractic for his commitment to making the Community Fair possible," Wyvill said. "His energy and enthusiasm was instrumental in making it a reality."

The following businesses will have exhibit booths at the Community Fair:

  • A. G. Edwards
  • Beatrice Family Chiropractic
  • Beatrice Chamber of Commerce
  • Breakaway Coffee House
  • Farm Bureau Financial Services
  • Gage County MAPS
  • Homestead National Monument
  • Inner Balance Therapies
  • Jazzercise
  • Pregnancy Resource Center
  • Quantum Energy Therapies
  • U. S. Cellular
  • YMCA