Physical Education to host Kansas Kids Fitness Day
The Physical Education Department will host the Kansas Kids Fitness Day from 9-11 a.m. tomorrow on the football practice fields. In case of inclement weather, the Fitness Day will take place in the HPER gyms.
About 300 local third graders are expected to participate in the Fitness Day, which has occurred for at least the last three years, said Cody Stockwell, junior physical education major.
Stations with field day activities, including tag, relay, water games and beanbag toss, will be available. Stockwell said that this year’s theme is “Wild West and Kansas History.”
The students who participate will receive goody bags with jump ropes and snacks that are being assembled by a physical education methods class.
Emporia Farmer’s Market to reopen Saturday
The Emporia Farmer’s Market will reopen at 8 a.m. May 2 in the Merchant Street parking lot between 7th and 12th Ave.
For the first time ever, the farmer’s market will accept payment via debit and WIC food assistance cards, said Roger Heineken, manager of the Memorial Union information service center and past board member for the farmer’s market.
The farmer’s market takes place every Saturday during early spring, expanding to both Saturday and Wednesday as more locally grown produce become available later in the year.
Tracey Graham, manager of the farmer’s market, said that asparagus, rhubarb, lettuce, radishes, green onions, a wide array of baked goods and fresh chicken eggs will all be on sale at Saturdays’ market.
Individuals interested in selling goods, fundraising, or showcasing art and music at the Emporia farmer’s market can contact Tracey Graham at (620) 343-6555.
WAW Library accepting ‘Food for Fines’
Until Friday, May 22, students may donate canned goods and non-perishable items to the William Allen White Library lobby in exchange for paying library fines. All donations will be given to the Salvation Army Pantry, which provides local families and individuals with food.
This is the third semester WAW library has done Food for Fines, said Terri Summey, head of access services. One food item equals $1 in fines, up to $30 on an individual account.
Summey said that, with the current economy, it is likely that more Lyon County residents will need to use the services provided by the Salvation Army Pantry.
Guidelines for food donations include only non-perishable canned goods and packaged items; food must not be outdated, according to date stamping on the package; packages must be unopened and undamaged; no candy or produce; and food cannot be used to pay replacement costs for damaged or unreturned materials or for processing fees.
Students who have accumulated more than $10 in fines by the end of the semester may be blocked from enrolling for classes, viewing their transcripts, and accessing financial aid.