AWC Family Night on Thursday
Community members are invited to check out Arizona Western College at its annual family night event Thursday evening.
The event, which is in its 16th year, will start at 5:30 p.m. and run through 8:30 on AWC’s Yuma campus.
Family Night began in 2001 as a means to highlight AWC’s technical programs on campus (welding, automotive, etc.) but has since expanded to include the entire college as well as NAUYuma, the college said in a news release.
The entire family is invited to attend this year’s event. In addition to food booths, guests will find academic programs featured, game booths, a petting zoo, a hot air balloon, music, various raffle prizes and a lot more for all ages, the release said.
Information about the event’s activities can be found on the 16th Annual Academic Open House Family Night on Facebook.
For more than 10 years now, thousands from the community have joined students, faculty and staff for a great night of food, fun and education. Families and students enjoy a variety of game and food booths highlighting the college’s academic programs and services in a fun and informative night of entertainment, the release said.
At Family Night, learning is transparent, but real: student club members gain leadership skills through developing creative ways to raise money by selling food; a child experiences the value of education by observing a parent’s interaction with faculty; community partners build relationships that remove barriers to higher education and promote career opportunities.
For more information or for guidelines on offering a booth, contact the Office of Campus Life at (928) 3447581.