Hudson -- The opportunity to meet business owners, organization representatives and city staff comes around every two years.
The Hudson Community Expo is a family-friendly event April 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hudson High School, 2500 Hudson Aurora Road. Admission and parking is free.
The booths are sold out with 100 exhibitors who will offer information, demonstrations, food and product samples and door prize drawings, said Carolyn Konefal, executive director of the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the event.
"It's a broad representation of what the community has to offer," Konefal said.
Hudson residents can find out what Hudson has to offer and meet representatives of businesses, non-profit organizations, city employees, service workers, schools staff and church groups, Konefal said.
Entertainment will include a children's craft area, Amanda's Amazing Eyes - professional face painting, Jungle Terry's Live Animal Show, The Wonderful World of Bubbles, Game Truck, The Hudson Community Chorus, live cooking demonstrations from Western Reserve School of Cooking, not to mention, the closing ceremony for the Hudson International Festival, Konefal said.
"It's an opportunity to refamiliarize with who is out there and the services offered and benefits provided," Konefal said.
Also on hand that day will be the Goodwill Industries Electronics Recycling Truck, she said. Items accepted for collection are any working or non-working cell phone, electronic device such as a table, computer, printer and related items (hard drive, monitor, keyboard, etc.), gaming device, cords and chargers.
Gold Sponsors of the Hudson Community Expo include Morgan Bank, RG Digital, Summa Western Reserve Hospital, Collection VW of Hudson, Akron Children's Hospital, The Mosquito Authority and Ohio Foot and Ankle Clinic.
Specific times for the entertainment can be found on the Chamber website at www.explorehudsoncom.