January 26, 2015

Family carnival will take the stage on Saturday

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s popular Family Carnival returns at month’s end and the theme is “Lights, Camera, Action!” 

The 12th SIU Family Carnival will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Student Recreation Center’s west gymnasium. It is free and open to all students, faculty and staff with children. 

The Hollywood-inspired theme sets the tone for families to walk down the red carpet and receive star treatment that includes free snacks, games, prizes and fun. Participants can win prizes including movie passes and gift certificates for local restaurants, hair salons and SIU’s Craft Shop and Student Recreation Center. 

The event serves not only as a family fun night but also as a resource fair. Representatives from nearly 30 campus and community organizations and resources will provide information about support services, health and wellness, recreation, child care, community involvement, children’s programs and more. In addition, those attending can meet members of the SIU men’s golf team and get some golfing tips. 

Numerous campus units and departments, in partnership with community organizations, are coming together to sponsor “SIU Family Carnival presents Lights, Camera, Action!”  For more information, look online at www.reccenter.siu.edu or www.nontrad.siu.edu.