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Poverty Reduction Initiative Super Saturday Special

News Release
January 13, 2014

Media Contact:
Dan Boss, Program Publicity Specialist
231-929-5047  |


Poverty Reduction Initiative Super Saturday Special
Saturday, February 8, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
TBAISD Career-Tech Center, 880 Parsons Road, Traverse City


TRAVERSE CITY, MI—Food, financing, and fun will be the focus of a Super Saturday Special hosted by the Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative (PRI) February 8 in Traverse City. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the TBAISD Career-Tech Center located at 880 Parsons Road. Check-in will begin at 9:00 a.m.


The Super Saturday Special will include a luncheon presentation by Blue Cross Blue Shield on Affordable Care Act enrollment. There will also be free tax preparation for those who qualify. Other activities include information booths hosted by a variety of community agencies and workshops on topics including: Financing for the Future; How to Shop Smart and Save; Eating Healthy; Canning and Preserving; Gardening and Composting; and How Going Green Turns to Green.


There is no cost to attend the event which includes free lunch and daycare. There will also be door prizes such as gas cards and discount coupons.


To reserve a spot call 800-442-1713 or 231-590-0100. You can find more information online at


The Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative is a community-driven, collaborative effort to reduce poverty in the Traverse Bay region. The program was born out of the Poverty Summit, held in February 2004, in which 225 area residents joined together to address the issue of poverty. The Poverty Reduction Initiative consists of representatives from local businesses, public and government agencies, and concerned citizens. Working subcommittees focus on five strategic directions: Navigating, Mentoring, Education, Advocacy, and Communications.


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