January 19, 2011

Winter Wonderland Family Carnival is Saturday

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A Winter Wonderland is the doorway to an enjoyable afternoon for the whole family and access to valuable information at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Students, faculty and staff with children are welcome to attend the Recreational Sports and Services Winter Wonderland Family Carnival Saturday, Jan. 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center’s small gymnasium. The free event offers games for all ages, giveaways and prizes, and a chance for parents to network and get acquainted. Enjoy music while you snack on popcorn, snow cones, hot chocolate and other seasonal fare. An adult must accompany all children attending.

The family carnival is also your chance to find out more about the many programs, activities, services and resources available on campus and off. Numerous campus organizations and departments will have information about what they have to offer children and families. Community agencies, organizations and clubs will be on hand too.

This is the second time Recreational Sports and Services has hosted a family carnival and the event has proven quite popular, drawing large crowds, according to Kathy Hollister, assistant director of special populations.

For more information about the Winter Wonderland Family Carnival or Recreational Sports and Services at SIUC, look online at www.reccenter.siu.edu or call 618/453-1277.