Community Appreciation Day a huge success at Jefferson City campus
Columbia College-Jefferson City
Sept. 3, 2013
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Columbia College-Jefferson City hosted its first Community Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 24th. With more than 400 community members enjoying the wide variety of exhibits and activities, a good time was had by all.
The event featured interactive educational displays including a “Crack the Case” mock murder scene; a historical artifacts room hosted by Abe Lincoln and including two question and answer opportunities with Honest Abe; a children’s fun room with activities, face-painting, balloon art and Scooter too; and a health and wellness room featuring chair massages which were a big hit.
A live radio remote with KATI DJ Kevin Hilley combined with opportunities to see a police car, highway patrol truck, national guard Hummer, and fire pumper truck along with free food and drawings for giveaways every 15 minutes kept the courtyard full all day.
When the attendees were not taking advantage of the many displays, they were generously donating blood to benefit the Red Cross (17 units were collected) or donating food to benefit the Samaritan Center (more than two barrels of food were donated along with a generous cash donation as well).
While the event filled the parking lot and building of the Jefferson City campus, the staff is already planning for their 2014 Community Appreciation Day and expecting it to be bigger and better!