Pfeiffer University students volunteer at Charlotte's Festival in the Park

francis centerPfeiffer University students traveled to Charlotte, N.C., to help with the 48th Annual Charlotte Festival in the Park at Freedom Park Sunday. Students volunteered in the information booths, in the festival office, at the entrance gate, and in the first aid station and experienced Charlotte's thriving art culture while serving.

There were twelve members of the volunteer group, including staff members, students, and other community members. Those who participated were Bridget Ferrigan, Alex Constantine, Adam Kirkland, Melissa Roberts, Jamie Alcala, Beth Kauffman, Kimberly Eurillo, Kaitlyn Tedder, Shaffaq Usman, Jing Yuxi, Rachel Harden, and Stephanie Acosta. The event was sponsored by the Francis Center for Servant Leadership and organized by Bridget Ferrigan, director of service scholars, and Melissa Roberts, the student community partner coordinator.

Charlotte Festival in the Park began in 1964. It celebrates diversity across cultures, age groups, and genres and promotes unity among Charlotte's artists and citizens.  
“It was great having such a diverse group of students from so many places and different ages participating in a great cultural experience that many would not have known was so close to campus,” said Melissa Roberts.

Photo Caption: Stephanie Acosta, Kaitlyn Tedder, Jamie Alcala, Beth Kauffman, Rachel Harden, Bridget Ferrigan, Alex Constantine, and Jing Yuxi volunteered at Charlotte's Festival in the Park.

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