Northern Dauphin Human Services Center's 10th anniversary celebration continues with a combined Fall Fest, Family Wealth Thru Health and Walk and Talk Recovery on Sept. 7

ELIZABETHVILLE, PA (August 27, 2019) As part of the Northern Dauphin Human Services Center’s yearlong 10th anniversary celebration, Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III will hold the annual Fall Fest and Family Wealth Thru Health from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Upper Dauphin Middle School, 5668 State Rt. 209, in Lykens.

“Ten years ago, we joined community leaders north of Peter’s Mountain in stepping up our efforts to meet these needs where they are by building the Northern Dauphin Human Services Center,” said Hartwick, who oversees the county’s Human Services Department. “Breaking down barriers to success and building a strong, healthy community is our priority as a board.”

The event will kick off with a 1.8-mile Walk and Talk Recovery to raise awareness and show support for the recovery community, including mental health and addiction. The planning committee includes Case Management Unit, Halifax Communities That Care, Just For Today, Merakey Behavioral Health, The Genesis House, The Naaman Center, Upper Dauphin Area High School Aevidum Club and Dauphin County Systems of Care. The first 50 participants to sign up get free t-shirts. Register by emailing Bonnie Kent at by August 31.

The 10th anniversary celebration will include:

8:30 a.m. - Dauphin County 3k Walk and Talk Recovery registration

9:30 a.m. – Annual Corn Hole Tournament registration

10 a.m. – Corn Hole Tournament, Kick-Off Vendor Event and Entertainment with Mike Foltz, Self-Defense Demo

10:45 a.m. – Presentation on Protecting Our Children

11:30 a.m. Family Feud with Heather Holloway

12 p.m. Tribute to Veterans and First Responders, and Reveal of 2020 Northern Dauphin Community Calendar participants, and entertainment by Strawberry Jammers, Kenny Shadle, Make Mine Country Band, Bobbi Carmitchell, Tammi Hessin with Bumbada Drummers, and Mike Foltz

2 p.m. Food Eating Contest

“From the beginning, our goal has been to connect people with the tools they need to be successful and build a bright future,” said Haste. “Opening the Northern Dauphin Human Services Center has been one of the best decisions we ever made.”

The day will also include a Kids Safety Fair, presented by Tower Porter Improvement Organization, with activities, the Dauphin County Mobile Library Marco, the Skip Project, Milton Hershey, Kid’s Corner, the Central PA Blood Mobile and Lake Tobias Wildlife Park. 

“As we mark a decade of service, we want to thank the wonderful Bonnie Kent and the center’s staff, community partners and volunteers,” said Pries. “When we work together, we can accomplish so much more – and that’s what Valley Strong is all about.”

The NDHSC touches thousands of lives every year with services and programs such as career fairs, Ladies’ Night Out, wellness events, back-to-school donation drives, food donation drives, town hall meetings and more.

For more information about the events or the center, please call Bonnie Kent at 717-905-2700 or visit