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LWC students enjoy 'Amazing Experience' Malvina Farkle Day
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By Duane Bonifer
News from Lindsey Wilson College
COLUMBIA, KY - For Lindsey Wilson College student Erika Finley, Malvina Farkle is her favorite tradition.
Finley, a psychology senior from Hopkinsville, Ky., was one of more than 800 LWC students, faculty and staff who participated in the college's Malvina Farkle Day on Wednesday.
Named in memory of a mythical former LWC student and staff member, the day includes a morning of a community service followed by an afternoon of campus games.
"I believe this day is so important because it really gives the students and staff here at Lindsey Wilson the opportunity to give back to the community," Finley said.
Finley joined her teammates on the cheerleading team at the Adair County Friends & Neighbors Adult Center. The LWC students worked on crafts and puzzles with the residents.
"They also wanted to see us cheer so we performed our fight song routine with them and did some of our most popular cheers for them," Finley said.
Finley said that Malvina Farkle Day "was an amazing experience for me because I got to surround myself with some amazing people and hear the stories of their lives."
"Any time I get to sit down with an elderly person, I am fascinated to hear about the things that they have been through," she said.
Overall, LWC students, faculty and staff worked on 30 community-service projects in the region during this year's Malvina Farkle Day.
LWC senior Lorran Hart of Gamaliel, KY, said Malvina Farkle Day is one way to forge a stronger relationship between the college and community.
"I think it is beneficial to the community at large because it helps give a helping hand to organizations within our community while also giving LWC students a chance to give back to the community," said Hart, who is a residential student. "I think Malvina Farkle Day is an important tradition because it helps connect our campus with the community surrounding it. Farkle Day is a chance for us to give back to this community that is so willing to always help us."
Fellow LWC senior Andrew Ferguson of Columbia said he's seen firsthand how Malvina Farkle Day has helped get LWC students from out of town involved in the community. The day also adds to the college's strong sense of community.
"I think that the obvious reason Malvina Farkle Day is important because it impacts the community in a phenomenal way," Ferguson said. "Students also get to come together and work toward a common goal, aiding in building community on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College."
This year's Malvina Farkle Day project locations included:
This story was posted on 2013-09-26 04:28:40
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