On the evening of Oct. 27, H.O.M.E. (Helping Ourselves Means Education) sponsored October’s Family Night in Monroe Lounge 207. This month children were given paper plates to paint masks if they wanted, or to paint other scenes. There was also a potluck-style dinner for the families.
These events are meant to bring non-traditional students together for some fun for them and their children. The fall events are typically to welcome new non-traditional students and to welcome back previous non-traditional students.
Brigette Castner, the Family Groove Coordinator, thought the event went well, but she wishes more families would be involved. This was the first Family Night she had coordinated, but she also does a workshop once a month.
Shandra, Kadden and Kamren were three of the 10 children involved in the event. Eleven adults were there to participate with their kids.
Shandra said that painting is her favorite past time, and was excited to go and paint. She attended the event last year as well.
Kadden also loves to paint, and was also excited to attend. This was the first time he had attended an event like this.
Kamren enjoys drawing, and was excited to draw at the event.
All three children said they would enjoy going to another similar event in the future.