AWC Fam­ily Night on Thurs­day

Yuma Sun - - NEWS - FROM STAFF RE­PORTS

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.

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