Central Campus Community Day Promises Fun For All Ages

by Diane VanDyke

Come and enjoy a day of fun at Montgomery County Community College’s 19th Annual Community Day on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell.

The annual event features an array of activities for all ages and interests. Children’s activities include a moon bounce, pony rides, face painting, sandbox activities and kids’ crafts, among others.

Ronnie Gent and Michael Kelly perform at last year’s Community Day. Photo by Alana J. Mauger

At noon and 2 p.m., attendees are in for a treat, with New York City singer/songwriter Ronnie Gent and College Music Instructor/bassist Michael Kelly performing free outdoor concerts. Additional music will be provided throughout the day by Montco Radio.

For teens and adults who want to learn more about the College, its courses and programs, Community Day is the perfect opportunity. Stop by the College Information Tent or attend a 25-minute Admissions presentation in room 101 of the Advanced Technology Center and take a campus tour offered at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.

The Writers’ Club was among the many student organizations that provided fun activities for children at last year’s event. Photo by Alana J. Mauger

Visit the Health and Wellness Expo for a flu vaccine, blood pressure screenings and lots of health-related information and tips. Free children’s dental sealants and the toothbrush fairy will be available from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Dental Hygiene Clinic located in room 211 of the Science Center. To schedule an appointment for the Children’s Dental Sealant Program, parents/guardians should call 215-641-6483. Space is limited, and the clinic will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Throughout the event, enjoy a wide-variety of food from various vendors and check out the fresh, local produce at the Farmer’s Market. At noon, enjoy your lunch while watching the Mustangs men’s’s team soccer team take on the Harrisburg Area Community College Hawks in NJCAA region 19 action.

For more information about the College’s 19th Annual Community Day, visit www.mc3.edu/communityday.

In conjunction with Community Day, the College Alumni Association will be hosting its Strides for Scholarships 5K Race and Fitness Walk with check-in at 7:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top runners in various age groups. Proceeds benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Click here for registration information.

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