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DeSales Students to Volunteer at Coopersburg Community Day

by Kara Moran '13 | Sep 11, 2012

On Saturday, September 15, the DeSales Act 3 Children’s Theatre company and members of the senior nursing community health class will volunteer at the annual Coopersburg Community Day. The event will be held at the Southern Lehigh Living Memorial Community Park in Coopersburg and will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. 

Seniors and juniors from the nursing class will give blood pressure screenings to the public throughout the day. Dr. Mary Ellen Miller, assistant professor of nursing, who also teaches the class, will supervise the students. Health education is the purpose of having a booth there, according to Emily Joyce ’13, one of the nursing students. The DeSales nursing booth will be located among the non-profit vendors.

Act 3, the production company of the DeSales University senior theatre class, will sell raffle tickets for baskets of prizes, paint children’s faces, and provide games to the families who attend the event.

Money that the Act 3 students raise from Community Day will help offset the cost of tickets and a bagged lunch for children who otherwise would not be able come to DeSales to see a show. This year Act 3 will produce Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this spring. Act 3’s booth will be located in the children’s section of vendors in the Park. 

Rhianna Raddick ’13, a theater major and marketing director of Act 3 said that by volunteering at Community Day, Act 3 gets their name out into the public more, and of course, the goal is “to ultimately have fun.”

Last year more than 10,000 people attended Community Day, which is sponsored by the Coopersburg Historical Society. There will be a flea market, music, food, arts and crafts, demonstrations, and entertainment. The event has been held annually since 1992.
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