Students, adults volunteer for Fun Fair

From the Register-Mail:

Hawthorne Gymnasium was transformed into a mini-theme park Saturday morning. The Children’s Fun Fair is an annual part of the Week of the Young Child….

Knox College students volunteered to walk around and portray characters such as Clifford the Big Red Dog, the Cat in the Hat and others. Other Knox students helped children use yarn and paper plates to make masks, while still others brought the Pilot Club’s puppets to life.

Colleen Culbertson of Knox College and the Pilot Club, said of the puppets, “We take them into the preschools and churches and teach kids about protecting their brains for life.”

With her own connection to Knox, Culbertson was pleased when members of the Sigma Chi fraternity walked up and asked what they could to help. They ended up being the puppeteers.

“Just a great bunch of guys,” Culbertson said.