Xcel and Panhandle Community Services Offering Energy and Tax Assistance

A free Energy Assistance fair, along with hosting a free tax fair is being offered by Xcel Energy and the Panhandle Community Services.

The event is being held at the Great Hall of Polk Street United Methodist Church at 1401 South Polk from 9;30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Customers will be able to speak with experts about energy assistance programs, learn about energy-saving tips to reduce future bills, and connect with other local organizations that provide additional resources and support services.

The IRS will also have certified volunteers to help prepare and e-file tax returns.

All you have to do is bring a valid government-issued I.D. for anyone 18 years old and a Social Security Card for all household members.

The free tax return services will be held on Tuesday from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Highland Park Administrative Building with services also available at the North Branch Library

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