CU-Lock Haven to host 20th Kent’s Fest Celebration


Commonwealth University-Lock Haven’s Department of Exceptionality Programs and Council for Exceptional Children student group will host the 20th annual Kent’s Fest celebration on Friday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the East Campus Gymnasium. 


The theme for this year’s celebration is “Battle of the Bands.” Classrooms and organizations will create unique performances to personally selected music aligned with the theme. 


The experience provides a musical talent show for children and adults with exceptional needs located in Clinton, Centre and Lycoming counties. In 2023, more than 470 participants were involved, with more than 550 community members in attendance. 


The event is free and open to the public. Event sponsors include the Clinton County Community Foundation, who awarded the event with a $6,000 grant, and Bayada Home health Care Services in Williamsport, who donated $500. More sponsorship opportunities are available for this year’s event through the Lock Haven University Foundation. 


To make a secure monetary donation to Kent’s Fest through the Lock Haven University Foundation, visit Under “Designation,” choose “Other” and enter: Recreation for Exceptional Citizens. 


For more event or sponsorship information, contact Dr. Erica Jones, professor in the Department of Exceptionality Programs, at 570-484-2430.