South Central Community Action Program's Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) is holding its Ninth Annual Farmers' Market Festival to promote locally-grown foods for participating families.

The Farmers' Market Festival will be held on Friday, June 29 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will be located at the SCCAP office at 153 N. Stratton St.,Gettysburg.

This event is free and is open to all Adams County WIC participants. Any current WIC participant, who is at least 1 year old by June 30, is eligible to receive Farmers' Market Nutrition Program checks the day of this event.

New for this year will be an enrollment station. Any person who is not currently enrolled in WIC, but wishes to be, can sign up to see if they qualify for WIC services. Already a WIC participant? Bring a friend who would like to enroll, and you will receive a free gift for the referral.

Alicia Miller, staff member of the Adams County WIC office stated, "We are all very excited about holding our Ninth Annual Farmers' Market Festival. The purpose of the event is to promote local food awareness and encourage a greater redemption of the Farmers' Market coupons. It should be a fun-filled day for adults and children alike. We hope to see all of our eligible participants at the festival, as well as some new faces interested in participating in the WIC Program as well."

Activities will include local farmers selling produce, children's activities, prizes and more. Eligible Adams County WIC participants will receive their Farmers' Market coupons and can redeem them at the festival.

WIC provides healthy foods, nutrition education and services to eligible pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children up to age 5. The program also serves eligible dads, grandparents, foster parents and legal guardians of children up to age 5.

For more information about WIC's Farmers' Market Festival or if you are interested in becoming a WIC participant, please contact the Gettysburg WIC office at 717-334-7634, ext. 132.

PA WIC is funded by USDA.

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