CUYAHOGA FALLS — The 2019 Community Expo event is Saturday, March 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium located at 2345 Fourth St. The Expo will feature local businesses on display, non-profit clubs, and organization exhibitors with information, giveaways and door prizes.

Expo doors open at 8 a.m. Opening ceremonies with Mayor Don Walters, the Expo Committee, and event sponsors will begin at 10 am. Exhibitor door prize drawings will be announced at 1:30 p.m. Winners need not be present. The Expo is free to attend and free parking in all the City of Cuyahoga Falls parking lots. Soliciting by attendees is not permitted.

There will be mascots in the crowd which include Scrappy Raccoon and Recycle Mycle from The City of Cuyahoga Falls PUCA and Webster from the Akron Rubberducks.

Returning this year on display in the foyer outside the ballroom doors is GASP – Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection, an all-volunteer organization. GASP offers two digital child identification systems to provide parents with a computer disc containing a permanent ID file, including fingerprints, a photo and an actual interview with each child. Personal identification information, which is logged by a digital fingerprint reader and computer camera, is fed into a laptop by the volunteers, then transferred to a CD-ROM disc for the parents or guardians to take home.

For more information on GASP, log onto www.gasp123.org.

The 2019 Gold Sponsors are Continuing Healthcare of Cuyahoga Falls, Danbury Senior Living Cuyahoga Falls and Western Reserve Hospital. The 2019 Silver Sponsors are ECP Auto Repair and Service, Falls Village Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Falls Heating and Cooling and Redeemer Christian School and Church. The 2019 Exhibitor Health Break Room Sponsor is Wellness and Wealth by Choice, independent Nikken consultants Bob and Sue Gruber. The 2019 Media Sponsors are 1590 AM WAKR / 97.5 FM WONE, GateHouse Media Ohio / Falls News-Press, Akron Life Magazine and The Summit 91.3 FM.

2019 Community Expo - Schedule (subject to change):

• 8 a.m. Doors Open.

• 10 a.m. Kick-Off.

• 1:30 p.m. Door Prize Drawings.

This year’s Expo planning committee is made up of Chamber Member business leaders:

2019 COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS: Toni Fry, Primerica, David Fox, Continuing Health Care of Cuyahoga Falls, Darlene Pinter, Key Realty, Keith Viers, Northwest Bank and Nate Winston – E.C.P. Auto Repair & Service.

2019 COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Robbie Austin, 360 Painting, Cheryl Myatt, CC Realty and Property Management, LLC and Louise Sturmi, Cleaning Services and More.

For more information, call the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce at 330-929-6756, email info@cfchamber.com or vist www.cfchamber.com.