The 2008 LCCC Family Fest was a big hit.
Nearly 8,000 guests visited campus on October 18th and were treated to food, fun and entertainment. “Family Fest,” said Lori Martin, committee chair, “is an opportunity for us to throw our doors open and welcome the entire community to enjoy their community college campus whether or not they ever come here to take a class.”
LCCC has hosted Family Fest for fifteen years. One of the highlights of this year’s event was the Veteran’s Salute on the College Courtyard’s main stage. Eighteen current LCCC students who have served our country were recognized and honored. “We were so proud, very proud,” said Martin, “to honor our veterans.” Congresswoman Betty Sutton served as the event’s special guest.
The LCCC Student Senate hosted 2,000 trick-or-treaters. Sixty-five LCCC Scholars were recognized on the main stage for their academic achievements. There was musical entertainment at various venues on campus by Jeff Sherman, Hue People and the Percussion Sensation “Creative Rhythm.” Three lucky winners of the day received Nintendo Wii Game Systems and Mama Jo’s Pies were a big hit at the Pie Walk.
“We had more volunteers and more activities this year than ever before,” added Martin. “We’ve had a lot of positive feedback following the event. We received a lot of praise from the community.”