Children & Families Enjoy Blair’s Family Fun Day

Posted: May 10, 2017

The Blair community welcomed families of special-needs children to campus on May 7 for Family Fun Day, an event that for the past five years has provided an afternoon of games, activities and good old-fashioned fun. Founded by Daniel Geller ’14, Family Fun Day has become a much-loved tradition among Blair students, and a contingent of student volunteers was on hand to run the games, serve refreshments and ensure a good time was had by all.

Shane Lusby ’18 and Zach Rubin ’18 took the helm of the event this year. Both boys had enjoyed volunteering with special needs children when they were in middle school, and they have helped out at Blair’s Family Fun Day since freshman year. Working with their faculty advisors, English teacher and community service coordinator Kaye Evans and Associate Dean of Students Andee Ryerson, Shane and Zach spread the word about Family Fun Day to area schools and agencies; planned the day’s activities; coordinated the delivery of pizza donated by Frank’s of Blairstown; and organized volunteer assignments.

“There aren’t a lot of activities for special needs families in the area, so it’s important that we continue the Family Fun Day tradition at Blair,” Zach said, noting that he loves interacting with new people and having the opportunity to “make their day” through activities like swimming, turf games and his personal favorite, kickball.

Shane, who especially enjoys playing basketball with the visiting youngsters, agreed that the event is a great way for Blair to be involved in the surrounding community and to serve local families. “Family Fun Day makes kids and families happy,” he added. “I love to see them having so much fun.”

Last Updated: May 9, 2017