GPTC Foun­da­tion hosts an­nual Fam­ily Fun and Food Fest

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Ge­or­gia Pied­mont Tech­ni­cal Col­lege (GPTC), through its Foun­da­tion, will host its an­nual Fam­ily Fun and Food Fest, Satur­day, June 7, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Fam­ily Fun and Food Fest will be held at the New­ton Cam­pus D Build­ing and Con­fer­ence Cen­ter. Now in its third year, the fes­ti­val serves as a fundraiser for the GPTC Foun­da­tion. Ad­mis­sion to the event, in­clud­ing all ac­tiv­i­ties, is free.

Fam­ily Fun and Food Fest has some­thing for the en­tire fam­ily and will ap­peal to all ages. Sched­uled ac­tiv­i­ties will in­clude games, face-paint­ing, sto- ry­telling, in­flat­able bounce houses, DJ, mu­sic and so much more. In­ter­ested adults will re­ceive blood pres­sure checks, vi­tal signs checks and choles­terol checks from emer­gency med­i­cal per­son­nel.

In ad­di­tion to sup­port­ing the col­lege’s foun­da­tion, Fam­ily Fun and Food Fest pro­vides an ideal op­por­tu­nity to high­light many of our pub­lic ser­vice part­ners as they show­case their equip­ment and ser­vices. For ex­am­ple, demon­stra­tions will be of­fered by po­lice K9 ser­vices, emer­gency med­i­cal ser­vices, fire depart­ment per­son­nel and po­lice Ex­plor­ers.

A va­ri­ety of food choices will in­clude pizza, hot dogs (choice top­pings: mus­tard, cat­sup, chili, onions, cole- slaw), drinks and cook­ies for pur­chase with pro­ceeds sup­port­ing GPTC Foun­da­tion stu­dent scholarships.

As part of its Be AC­Tive life­style cam­paign, Ge­or­gia Pied­mont Tech­ni­cal Col­lege will un­veil its New­ton Cam­pus walk­ing trails. The Be AC­Tive cam­paign, co-chaired by First Lady Nisha Si­mama and Vice Pres­i­dent of Com­mu­nity En­gage­ment and Pub­lic Af­fairs Cyn­thia Ed­wards, was launched as a cam­pus-wide ini­tia­tive to pro­mote health and well­ness at the col­lege and within the com­mu­ni­ties in which they serve.

The New­ton Cam­pus is lo­cated at 8100 Bob Wil­liams Park­way, Cov­ing­ton, Ge­or­gia, 30014, (New­ton County).

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