April 12, 2018
By Dani Banda
SHIPPENSBURG – Last Saturday, Heiges Field House was home to the Childrens Fair.
For the thirty-sixth year in a row, Ship’s Career and Community engagement center hosted the event, but this year there was a twist.
It was the first ever free-admission children’s fair the university has held.
This allowed for more families to attend the event than in previous years.
Kids of all ages attended the fair and the career center made sure there were enough games, activities and prizes to go around.
Alexis Harbour, a Ship grad student believes the event is an important opportunity for campus and community interaction.
“I think it’s a great way to get involved with not only the campus, but also Shippensburg as a community. So I think I want to get involved every year. It’s a great event and I’m glad that I was involved.”
Each year students help volunteer to put together bounce houses, crafts and activities.
Community partners such as the Chambersburg Lions Club, Girl Scouts, and even Ship’s Greek life joined the fun.
Entertainment such as dancers, a clown, a jazz band, and others were there to awe the crowd.
The Career Center hopes to continue making the annual event free for a positive campus/community bond.