On Saturday the Children and Parents Council staged the 22nd annual Children's Fair, an event meant to be fun for the whole family and educational for parents. Organizers deserve credit for continuing to conduct the event each year to celebrate the importance of family.
As much fun as it is, the fair is an important source of information for the people of the Valley and there are serious undertones to the event. A key component is that local agencies that provide service to parents and children are present to offer information. The Children's Fair allows parents to come in contact with agencies they might not otherwise consider looking to for help.
That is important when considering there are probably many people throughout the Valley who feel alone or isolated because of the problems in trying to raise children. Such people need help and need to know they are not alone.