WKU service fair carries on despite weather

Kayla Swanson

Cold weather couldn’t keep WKU’s service organizations from sharing the love today.

Student volunteer groups joined together to recruit new members and encourage student involvement by participating in the Share the Love Service Fair at the Downing University Center Courtyard from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participating groups included FeelGood, Share A Swipe, Relay for Life, Americans for Informed Democracy, the ALIVE Center and GreenToppers.

“Relay for Life wanted to participate in the fair to spread the word to make sure everyone knows there’s an organization on campus to raise awareness about cancer,” said Brentwood, Tenn., senior Colby Osborne, a member of Relay for Life.

Not only did the service groups benefit from the fair, but students were able to as well.

Shepherdsville freshman Helen Heines, a member of FeelGood, said students were able to learn “how they can do good and make an impact.”

Even though the weather kept some students away from the fair, members from the groups in attendance handed out information about their organizations and were able to talk with students to generate interest.

Elizabethtown senior Andrew Gott, who organized the fair, said he was pleased with the event.

“The fair went pretty well despite the weather,” he said. “I really enjoyed the enthusiasm of some people who stopped by.”