Fall resource fair

Yadira Lucio and her three children speak to a woman from Behavioral Health Solutions about the health effects of tobacco use.

Behavioral Health Solutions was one of many organizations providing information Thursday at the Fall Resource Fair at LeMoyne Gardens.

The fair was held to provide residents of the community with information regarding health, education and careers, said Hilda Benavides, executive director of the Harlingen Housing Authority.

“We read to over 100 children and we also had over 400 participants,” Benavides said.

The event offered residents resources they might not otherwise have access to. Those residents took full advantage of the opportunities, filling a large stretch of road which had been blocked off for the event.

“We had the police department and the fire department out there,” Benavides said. “It was an awesome turnout.”