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LCCC hosts FamilyFest, Oct. 17

Lorain County Community College hosts its 16th annual FamilyFest from 12- 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, on the LCCC campus.

This year’s event includes comida, entertainment, hands-on
kids’ activities, inflatable attractions, pony rides, trick-or-treat for kids, and an open house in the renovated LCCC Fitness Center and Fab Lab. Admission to the festival on the LCCC campus is free.

Photo of FamilyFest and fun at LCCC in 2005. Photo courtesy of Antonio Barrios of Frame Works.

Activities in the Fitness Center includes tours and demonstrations of some of the new fitness equipment. These activities will be held in Fitness Center complex:
• Climbing Wall in Ewing Activity Center field house for those 12 and older;
• Special Drawing for free Bod Pod body fat analysis;
• Bod Pod demonstration;                         
• Free Fitness Testing;             
• Tai Chi demonstration;
• Exercise Monitoring demonstrations;
• Zumba Demonstration;
• CPR demonstrations;
• Golf chipping and corn toss station outside of the Ewing Activity Center;
• Tennis demonstration/kids clinic.
This year’s FamilyFest includes a salute to LCCC students who are military veterans—the Veterans’ Salute will be presented on the main stage at approximately noon and will feature LCCC Professor and
Vietnam Veteran Bruce Weigl, greeting and honoring our men and women in uniform.

The LCCC Scholar Salute will be held from 1-1:30p.m.—the Scholar Salute honors top
high school graduates in Lorain County as well as Post Secondary Enrollment Options students and Early College High School students. Maureen Kyle, a reporter on WKYC TV Channel 3, will emcee the event.

Entertainment on the Courtyard Stage will begin at about 2 p.m. with local folk singer Jeff Sherman, followed by Creative Rhythm leading a drum circle at 3 p.m. The drum circle features a percussion event complete with audience participation. Colin Dussault’s Blues Project – the featured entertainment – will wrap up the musical entertainment on the Courtyard Stage from 4-6 p.m.  

Art Fest will be held in the Stocker Arts Center. It includes art demonstrations and items for sale by LCCC arts faculty and instructors in the LifeLong Learning program.  

The Discovery Tent, located next to the Amphitheatre Stage, will have hands-on activities for the kids, including these games: Duck Pond, Harvest Toss, Dr. Seuss Guessing Jar, Putt Putt, Boo Bowling, and Spider Drop. Other Discovery Tent activities will include a pumpkin patch where kids can decorate pumpkins.            

Pint-sized guests are encouraged to come dressed in costumes for the campus-wide trick-or-treat event presented by LCCC’s Student Life. The trick-or-treat event will run all day until candy runs out. LCCC students will lead the kids all over campus to collect treats from costumed hosts.

The Cake Walk will change to a Pie Walk and again feature Mama Joe’s Pies. The Pie Walk event is a “musical chairs” type of activity where participants can win pies from Mama Joe’s Pies. The Pie Walk tent will be located just outside the Nord Advanced Technologies Center building.

The Pony Rides will be located in the University Center courtyard near the Physical Science and
Health Science buildings.  Tickets for Pony Rides and Inflatable attractions will be $1 each. Coupons will be available at www.lorainccc.edu/familyfest <http://www.lorainccc.edu/familyfest> to download.

Gamers Fest will be held in the Spitzer Conference Center, giving kids a chance to try out some favorite Nintendo Wii games and test their dance skills on Dance Dance Revolution. Faculty from LCCC’s software development programs will demonstrate games they developed and provide information to kids aspiring to make a career in video game development.

At the end of the day several game systems will be raffled off at the Gamers Fest. Raffle tickets will be available at the fest for those who play or can be downloaded at www.lorainccc.edu/familyfest.
In the event of rain, the
Courtyard Stage entertainment, Scholar Salute and LCCC Military Veterans Salute will be moved inside to the Stocker Arts Center stage.

For more information, call the LCCC FamilyFest hotline at
440-366-4109 or email [email protected] or visit www.lorainccc.edu/familyfest

Also, go to La Prensa’s website for an example of a previous FamilyFest (2005): https://laprensatoledo.com/Stories/2005/Sept%2028,%202005/LCCCs%20Family%20goes%20Fest.htm






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