FamilyFest 2013

Press Release

Posted: October 7, 2013


Lorain County Community College will host its 20th annual FamilyFest from 12- 5 p.m., Saturday, October 12 on the LCCC campus.

This year’s event will include lots of food, entertainment, hands-on kids’ activities, inflatable attractions, pony rides, trick-or-treat for kids and an open house of the entire campus. Admission to the festival on the LCCC campus is free.

FamilyFest will include a Scholar Salute to honor top high school graduates in Lorain County as well as Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) students and Early College High School students. The Scholar Salute will be held at 1 p.m. on the Courtyard Stage. Paul Kiska from News Channel 5 will emcee the Scholar Salute.

Entertainment on the Courtyard Stage will begin at 3 p.m. and feature a variety of local talent.

Art Fest at FamilyFest will be held in the Stocker Arts Center. It will include art demonstrations and items for sale by LCCC arts faculty and instructors in the LifeLong Learning program. Children will have the opportunity to add their own unique artwork in an outdoor Chalk Art Fest on the sidewalk outside Stocker Arts Center.

As usual at FamilyFest, kids’ activities abound. The Kids’ Zone offers kiddie rides, food, a family-friendly picnic area, free hands-on activities, pony rides and live entertainment. The kids will also enjoy special character appearances by some of their favorite cartoon friends.

This year's Discovery Tent will feature a Global Cardboard Challenge which fosters play through creativity, problem solving and exploration. Participants are encouraged to bring paper towel rolls, fasteners, "S hooks" and other objects to decorate cardboard boxes.

Children are encouraged to come dressed in costumes for the campus-wide trick-or-treat event presented by LCCC’s Student Life. LCCC students will lead the kids all over campus to collect treats from costumed hosts.

Gamers’ Fest will be held in the University Center. The building’s lounge will be filled with various video game systems and the most popular


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