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October 13, 2006

Fall festival features fun for families

VALDOSTA — Valdosta Technical College will welcome the community to explore its many offerings in a festive atmosphere when the Fourth Annual HarvestEd gets under way Saturday.

“HarvestEd initially came about as President (James) Bridges had the idea for an open house during the fall for the college. Seeing that there weren’t any fall festivals for the community at the time, I suggested that we make it a full family event. We’ve been doing it since then as a gift to the community,” said Angela Crance, vice president for Business and Industry Services.

“Everywhere we go now, people are talking about HarvestEd, and it really makes all the faculty and staff take greater pride in our college. I’ve been very humbled by the dedication that everyone here has taken in the event and their hard work to make it a success.”

Growing from hundreds of people to some 5,000 as the years progressed, HarvestEd has become a signature event for the college. Each year the event offers fun and activities for children and entertainment for the adults, while bringing a bit of spice to technical education.

“We have great participation from all our administrators and directors, and our instructors make interesting, out-of-the-box presentations, each showcasing their departments and our courses,” said Crance.

“We really hope to give attendants a glance of all that we do, and we’re excited to have the kids here, too. They enjoy touring the campus and classes just as much as the adults, and they love seeing how high-tech Val Tech really is. It shows them a viable option as they began to think about their future.”

The event will prove fun for the entire family, with helpful lessons to stretch beyond the day. Attendants can take home tips learned in massage therapy, home decorating, simple mechanics and more. Other Val Tech partners will also be on-site offering instructions in safety and health to benefit families for a lifetime.

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