By JENNIFER DEMPSEY

Progress Staff Writer

Grab a friend and head out to the OSU Extension Building at the Fairgrounds on March 27 for the annual Health, Industry and Business Fair.

Over 45 local businesses, including Paulding County Hospital, Community Health Professionals, State Bank and your own Paulding Progress, will be set up with information. New vendors are being added every week.

The event is from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and it is free to check out. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Vendors will have promotional items and will be there to answer any questions you might have. Some businesses will be offering health checks also. Door prizes will be awarded, too.

The senior center is once again sponsoring this great event. Any proceeds that are raised will go to activities at the senior center.

If your company would like to set up, there is still time to get your name in! Registration fee is $15 per table for non-profit organizations and $30 a table for for-profit businesses. As long as there is room, registration will run up to March 25.

New this year will be drumming demonstrations throughout the event. The Senior Center offers drumming exercise classes during the week and they will be demonstrating what goes on in those classes.

Attendees can also enjoy salads, soups and sandwiches for lunch. The cost is free will donation.

Stop and check out this event on your lunch break. Support local businesses and grab some delicious lunch.