|May 20, 2010|
U-CARE carnival celebrates community-College connection
A boy and his mother painted a figurine at the Green House table. Three boys watched Lauren Randall '10 perform card tricks. Other children finger painted at the Alpha Delta Lambda booth or had their faces decorated by Jodi Schwartz '11 at the Sigma Delta Tau booth.
The Kenney Community Center hosted its 14th annual U-Care Day Carnival at Memorial Field House Sunday, with a variety of free crafts, games and other activities. Students representing Minerva and theme houses, clubs, organizations, fraternities and sororities organized more than 30 booths.
A day of fun for local families
“We had bracelet making, a jump-rope competition, fishing for candy, a wishing well, chemistry demonstration, paper airplane making, cookie decorating, demonstrations of healthy eating and much more,” said Cybil Tribié ’11, who organized the event with Zoraly Molina '13. Co-sponsors were the President's Office and Fidelis, with donations from Stewarts Ice Cream, Price Chopper and the Union College Bookstore.
Bridget Little ’11 showed children how to make a small car using straws, life savers and thin paper. The Union chapter of the Society of Women Engineers participates every year. “We love teaching the kids how to build things to pique their interest,” Little said.
The Union Community Action Reaching Everyone (U-Care) program helps connect undergraduates with community organizations and volunteer services. U-Care Day allows student groups and local families to celebrate their accomplishments.
“The carnival is a great way to get college students involved in the community, while offering a day of fun for residents,” Tribié said.