2011 Community Day Offers Something for Everyone

Baldwin Wallace University will host the 31st annual Community and Family Day, featuring Yellow Jackets football, activities galore, entertainment, a cookout, and more, on Saturday, September 17, 2011 beginning at 4 p.m.

"We hope people will take advantage of the myriad activities we have planned and the opportunity to get to know one another," said Terry Kurtz, BW's director of alumni relations. "Food and football are only the beginning when it comes to what Community Day has to offer."

The jam-packed event schedule looks like this:

4 pm - Community Day festivities begin at the North Campus Quadrangle, one block west of Finnie Stadium behind Ritter Library (rain location: Lou Higgins Center, 136 E. Bagley Road).

  • Burrell Observatory will be open for viewing sunspots and Venus, weather permitting

  • Musical instrument "petting zoo" presented by the Conservatory Outreach Department

  • "Touch the Trucks Zone" courtesy of the City of Berea Police and Fire Departments and the BW Department of Buildings and Grounds

  • BW Bookstore "Tent" Sale

  • Clowns, lawn games, face painting, activity booths and music

4:30 - 6 pm - Cookout (rain location is Lou Higgins Center)

  • Hamburgers, hot dogs, sloppy joes, macaroni salad, baked beans, brownies, cookies, iced tea, lemonade, soda, and coffee.

  • Picnic entertainment provided by the BW Cheerleaders, music students, and the Marching Yellow Jackets.

6:30 pm - Football kick-off

  • The BW Yellow Jackets face-off against the OAC-rival Heidelberg University Student Princes on Tressel Field at the George Finnie Stadium.

9 pm - View the night sky at the Burrell Observatory, weather permitting.

Ticket prices are: $10 for adults; $6 for children under age 8; and $5 for BW students and include cookout, entertainment and football game admission. The deadline for reservations is Monday, September 12.

For more information, call 440-826-2104, e-mail bwalumni@bw.edu or visit http://www.BWommunity.net/communityday.


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