Happenings: Bobcat Build Fall Carnival

Bobcat Build hosts fall carnival to bring community together, raise funds

The student organization behind Texas State’s annual Bobcat Build, the university’s most popular service event, is hosting a fall carnival Saturday, Nov. 13, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sewell Park. Funds raised by the carnival will be used for Bobcat Build service projects in April, when students go to sites throughout the San Marcos community to lend a hand.

“Bobcat Build is an event that brings together students and community members in a day of service,” says Laura Christie, director of the Bobcat Build Student Planning Committee. “Our hope is that the carnival will become an annual event to help Bobcat Build promote our goal of building community throughout the year.”

The event will feature a performance by GoDanz San Marcos and music by KTSW, as well as game booths, a Velcro wall, concessions and contests. Just for kids, there will be a moon bounce and rides on the Wiggle Waggle Train. There is no admission fee, but tickets will be sold for game booths and concessions purchases. In case of rain, the event will be moved indoors at Jowers Center.

Bobcat Build personnel will be assisted by volunteers from 24 other student organizations. The carnival will be the culmination of efforts from across the Texas State student body.

“We want the carnival to be an opportunity for Texas State and the San Marcos community to build a stronger relationship,” Christie says. “Everyone is invited.”

Bobcat Build 2011 is scheduled for Saturday, April 9. Jobsite submission forms will be available to the community in December, and volunteer registration will begin in January 2011. For more information about Bobcat Build, visit www.bobcatbuild.txstate.edu or email bobcatbuild@txstate.edu.

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