“We really do not want to go back home now. Mom, can we play in the air house for just another while?” asked one boy and three girls after playing in the family fun activity.
Lisa Revoar, who is the mother of one boy and three girls, brought all her four children to attend the family fun. “I came here to attend the 2009 homecoming weekend last year, and it was amazing,” Revoar said. “That is why I came here again this year, and I found family fun was so cool that my children are not willing to leave now.”
The Li’l Saints Family Activities area of homecoming was a success on all accounts. Family fun is a part of homecoming for families to have fun together, especially for children, and it was held once again on Oct.2.
Heidi Johnson, who is the committee chair of family activities homecoming, said that definitely it was successful because students, faculty, and staff all took advantage of this great part of homecoming.
“We had 80 children anticipated in the past family fun,” Lisa Roseth said, executive director of Alumni Relations. “It is really a good activity providing a wonderful place for children to have fun.”
There were ten games staffed by Upward Bound students and the children loved trying all the games and getting prizes which included some gently used books.
“They are some small changes in the games, which made the family fun become more fun. The Medallion Hunt was changed a little bit as there were clues announced every hour to find just one medallion,” Johnson said. “Maybe next year we could have a bigger prize.”
Faculty members also took advantage of the event.
“Family fun is a great idea in the homecoming weekend,” Jennifer Reierson said, who is a CTA professor. “This is my first time to participate in the family fun, and I believe it is a good opportunity to combine many families to form a big community.”
High school students came to enjoy the homecoming weekend, and they also participated the family fun.
“Family fun is a special activity in the homecoming weekend,” said Laura Johnson, who is a volunteer working for the homecoming weekend. “I brought some high school students here to experience the homecoming weekend, and I believe all of them love the family fun.”
Family fun had a little something for everyone.
“Parents, siblings, and grandparents really wanted to participate in homecoming with their kids,” Roseth said. “Of course we will go on to hold family activities like family fun in the future years. I believe it will be more attractive and children will be able to have much fun here.”
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