It was ingenious. Whoever thought that bringing toy soldiers, carriage rides, live monkeys, kites, fairies and karaoke to a college campus would provide for such entertainment. Jason Bozzone did, and his unusual vision and ideas made this weekend’s Family Weekend a major success.
By far the most successful and anticipated event was the live monkeys. The monkeys were the most buzzed about conversation piece about Family Weekend. Instead of not-so-cuddly snakes and birds at last year’s kite festival, children got to hold the friendly and lively monkeys and assist them in their various tricks and treats. The children squealed and giggled with delight as parents and young adults watched with smiles on their faces.
The attendance and atmosphere at the weekend events was spectacular. The usually long, drawn-out, and scarcely populated Honors Convocation was replaced this year with a horde of eager parents and faculty watching the bright, young minds of the college accept their academic awards. The best part about the event was that the ceremony was short, sweet and jam-packed. The standing-room only crowd was something Cabrini has not seen at its Honors Convocations before.
There were many other unusual and creative events that students and their families’ could attend at Family Weekend. Parents could show their songbird talent with karaoke in Jazzman’s Caf