On April 9, Shippensburg University held their 40th annual Children’s Fair at Heiges Field House that ran from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The fair occurred in the gymnasium, and admission was free for family and guests. The fair had a variety of activities, such as a bouncy house, giant twister, giant connect, giant Jenga and bowling. The fair also had arts and craft such as face painting, plate crafts, sand art and bracelet and keychain making. The Shippensburg Blaskapelle, a German band, even made an appearance and played music at the fair.
Families were able to explore the SU campus as they find clues about different animals of the safari to complete and submit a checklist for a prize.
The Children’s Fair also hosted the Children’s Star Show in the planetarium of the Franklin Science Center. Children five or older were invited to look upon the stars in the sky and learn about them.
The Children’s Fair was made possible by SU students and faculty, as well as staff volunteers and was sponsored by the university’s First Year Experience and Community Engagement Office.