The American Red Cross is trying something different to help Southern Tier residents prepare for trouble.

A Disaster Readiness Fair will be held outside the agency's Endicott offices this weekend.

The event is scheduled for Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The fair is free and open to people of all ages. There'll be games, prizes and refreshments.

It'll be held in the Red Cross parking lot at 620 East Main Street.