Belmont will be holding its ninth annual “Meet Belmont” community information fair tonight.
According to the town website, “Meet Belmont” gives both new and long time residents an opportunity to learn about town departments, local government and the schools.
“It allows them to meet residents of Belmont and answer any questions and provide information,” said Thomas Younger, Town Administrator for Belmont. “Its more like a municipal open house for town departments as well as volunteer organizations throughout the town.”
The event was originally scheduled for Sunday, August 28, but was pushed back because of tropical storm Irene.
The event will take place at Chenery Middle School on 95 Washington Street from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
According to Younger, all town departments, school departments, as well as various volunteer organizations and committees throughout the town will be present.
“Last year was a very good turnout,” said Younger. “It was originally an event to have new residents come in to Belmont, to basically inform them of various items, subjects and areas where they can go for information. Now it has blossomed into a town- wide event for all residents.”
Residents also can receive bus maps and arts information, as well as find a community organization which fits their interest. Voting registration will be available at the event as well.
“Meet Belmont” is a free event and is fully accessible.
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