By: Susan Kramer
The collaborative SNO’s from MSU, Cox and St. John’s/SBU joined together to hold a Spring Fling party for the kids and their parents from the Down’s Syndrome Group of the Ozarks on Saturday, 3/19/11. This was held at the Greenwood School Lab gymnasium on the MSU campus. Approximately 42 kids with their parents attended the 3 hour event and everyone seemed to have a great time. The students offered approximately 12 different games and activities that ranged from face painting (thanks to Cozi Bagley and her students at Cox College!) to a musical cupcake walk. Other activities included: basketball toss, tunnel crawl races, dancing competitions and the most popular of all; the ball pit (see photo). Pizza and sodas were provided for refreshments.
Lynn Neidigh-director of DSGO was present and told me, and I quote: “the families that attended had a blast. One person even asked if we could do this every year! It was really perfect and if the SNO’s decide to do it again next year, I imagine we would have an even bigger turn out. Thank you to all the students and faculty for their hard work. This has been one of the best volunteer experiences that our organization has ever had. The SNs are all very professional and easy to work with and it has been a great honor to work with your fine students and great organization.”