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Meadville the Beloved Community Fair

After a two-year virtual experience due to

COVID-19, the sixth annual Meadville the Beloved Community Fair, a passport event, returns to an

in-person experience at the Meadville Area Middle School on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 6:00pm.

Meadville the Beloved Community Fair is a showcase of agencies, government, schools, health system, non-profits, churches' mission outreach, businesses, major organizations, industries and media that impact our daily lives. It is to learn about those who make our great city happen and how they create so many opportunities for success. 


Families and other visitors begin their journey by getting a passport and traveling bag. Participants will visit the various vendor tables. Travelers are encouraged to take pictures with Froggy and Gator.  Then after the vendors depart, from 8pm – 9pm the parents and children will report to the Prize Arena located in the Commons. To enter the prize Arena, passports must be stamped by representatives at the Fair. Prizes are awarded based on drawings. 

Sponsors of the Fair are Meadville Medical Center, Quickstop and Subway, Allegheny College, VFW Post 2006, Armstrong Cable, Forever Media, Cool 101.7 WMVL-FM, The Meadville Tribune and PNC Bank. The event is hosted by Crawford Central School District and Meadville Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund, Inc. Committee members are Joseph Galbo, III, Chair; Jim Shields, Jonathan Frye, Dr. Armendia P. Dixon and MLK students. Osbaldo Meza, an Allegheny College Bonner Scholar in the MLK Mentoring Program for four years and now a consultant for the program, will return as guest for the Fair. Meza is an associate broker for Aon in Houston, Texas.

The passport includes the program schedule and a listing of each vendor with the name of the organization, contact person, contact information and a description of the services provided by the organization. The passport becomes a reference tool for organizations to use during the year of the event and the coming year. Sponsors are showcased throughout the passport. 


Registration forms from organizations should be sent to Dr. Armendia P. Dixon at the Meadville Area Middle School, 974 North Street Extension or You may call 814-282-0634 if there are any questions.

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