1300 attend annual Family Fun Night

Six-year-old Lily Self loved “going on the big slide, because you fly through the air when you go over the bump.”

Four-year-old Alexcia Hearn agreed.

“My favorite part was the blow-up slide,” she said.

Nine-year-old Aleija Rodriguez enjoyed the carnival games.

“We got here late,” he said. “But once I got into it, I really, really loved it. I just ran around getting prizes and prizes.”

Hannah Hales really liked the magic show, while the “real, live breathing pig lung” intrigued her mother, Teresa.

“The pig lung was so cool,” she said.

The magic show, the blow-up slides, and the pig lung hooked to a ventilator at the Respiratory Therapy booth were all a part of MCCC student government’s annual Family Fun Night held Friday, April 23 in the Health Building.

The three-hour event also featured carnival games, a family photo booth, face painting, airbrush tattoos, kids’ safety I.D.s, and a display and live turtle from the Toledo Zoo.

The participants numbered about 1,300.

“We had a lot better turnout than last year,” Jacob McLaughlin, president of Student Government, said. “It was very rewarding to see all these people here.”

McLaughlin described the night as, “overwhelming excitement and joy for months of work.”

There were over 65 volunteers working at Family Fun Night. The volunteers received a pizza party afterward for their hard work.

Whitman Center employee Dagmar Martin volunteered for the first time at the event. She worked the bumper cars game.

“I thought Family Fun Night was excellent,” Martin said. “It was fun for everyone. My two daughters had a ball; I will definitely do this next year.”

Another volunteer, Sara Waldecker, a member of the Alumni Board of Directors, also said the night was a success.

“It’s been a really fun night. It was cool to watch the enthusiasm of the kids interacting with their families and challenging each other to win the prizes,” Waldecker said.

Tom Ryder, Student Activities coordinator at MCCC, deemed the event “a huge success.”

“I think Student Government did a great job,” Ryder said. “All the credit goes to Student Government.”