Fun Activities Highlight Community Appreciation Day
Mark and Jan Knowles, Creators of 'Scottish Pride' Ice Cream, Are the 2010 Recipients of the Alma College Community Service Award
Alma College celebrates community with family-friendly activities and the awarding of the fourth annual Community Service Award prior to and during the Scots’ Sept. 18 home football game against Rockford College.
Community Appreciation Day activities near the Bahlke Field entrance include a petting zoo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a family picnic and inflatable games for the kids at noon, followed by the football game at 1 p.m.
Family fun at the 2009 Community Appreciation Day.
President Jeff Abernathy will present the fourth annual Community Service Award during halftime of the football game to local entrepreneurs Mark and Jan Knowles. Also recognized will be Ithaca City Manager Chelsey Foster, this year’s chairman of the College’s community fund drive.
Admission is free to the pregame activities. Football game admission is $5 for adults and free for students and children 12 and under.
“Community Appreciation Day is an annual event in which the College shows its appreciation to the local community with activities, food and recognition of outstanding service,” says Brent Neubecker, director of alumni relations. “We invite families and community members to visit the campus, tour the new Art Smith Arena and other campus buildings, enjoy the picnic, and cheer on the Scots.”
Mark and Jan Knowles are the owners of Stucci's Ice Cream shop in Alma and parents of Lisa Knowles, a 1994 graduate of Alma College. Mark and Jan sell and helped create the famous "Scottish Pride," Alma College's official ice cream.
"Mark and Jan have been on campus scooping ice cream on many occasions and have attended college events,” says Neubecker. “They are very hard working people, and we are very appreciative of everything they do to welcome our staff and students in the community."
Posted: Fri, September 10th, 2010 at 12:16PM