|Kelly Knaubert, our group leader, emceed the race.|
What student would pass up an opportunity to pelt water
balloons at their teachers? I
wouldn’t, and I hoped others shared my view. Let’s keep our minds open—it was
for the American Heart Association, after all.
This year was Union Colleges tenth anniversary of supporting
the American Heart Association by hosting an alternate day for the Heart Walk
and raising funds. In the past, the money was raised simply by distributing
pledge envelopes to employees. This year, LuAnn Davis, vice president for
Advancement, decided to use the opportunity for her Institutional Development
students to experience live, hands-on fundraising. I was one of those lucky students.
We divided into groups and chose an audience to focus on.
The groups included Union College faculty, staff and students, the Mid-America
Union Conference, George Stone Elementary School, Helen Hyatt Elementary School,
College View Academy and Christian Record Services.