Princeton celebrates local ties at Community Day
Residents of the campus and local communities enjoyed the University's annual Community Day celebration -- with arts, entertainment, sports and community service activities for all ages -- on Saturday, Oct. 16, at Princeton Stadium.
Community Day consisted of festivities such as snacks, prizes, a balloon sculptor, a face painter, a spin artist, a magician, a strolling banjo player and Polaroid pictures to capture the moments. In addition, the day included a community track event (with free Princeton insignia hats for participants) and a Community Information Fair.
At the fair, 50 nonprofit organizations from the area presented exhibits highlighting their missions and volunteer needs. A special feature this year was a new electronic voting machine and a special "Go Vote" exhibit by the Princeton Area League of Women Voters, whose members dispensed information about the U.S. electoral system and form of government. Door prizes included books and games relating to U.S. history and politics.
The event took place before the Princeton football team's 24-10 victory over Brown.
Community Day was sponsored by the Office of Community and State Affairs, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics.
Jack Downey gets his face painted at Community Day at Princeton Stadium.
An electronic voting machine and a "Go Vote" exhibit by the Princeton Area League of Women Voters were new additions to this year's fair.
photos: John Jameson
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