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Family Weekend brings laughter to stage

Benjamin Wilks, Staff Reporter

Family is the root and backbone of a person’s life; they are your given friends and the people you grow up with. You go through secondary school only to come home to them and share all of your stories from the day. Before you know it, college pokes its head around the corner, and you’re off to Sheboygan at Lakeland College. Even though they are your backbone, your family isn’t a couple minutes away anymore.

College is a great way to get away from the eagle eyes of your parents and annoying younger siblings. But, in reality, you miss being parented and annoyed. You miss your family.

Lakeland recognizes the homesickness of its students, which led to the creation of an event called Family weekend. Family weekend dedicates events to students and their visiting families.

Lakeland planned a lot of events for the weekend, which started on Friday, Nov. 15. Friday consisted of checking in and watching the men’s and women’s basketball teams as they played their first games of the season. Following the games, some families attended the second night of the fall play, The Farndale Community College Theatre Guild’s Production of Macbeth, a comedy about an inept group of actors trying to perform Shakespeare’s well-known play.

Saturday consisted of family pictures in the campus center. In the afternoon, magician Glenn Gerard came to the pub and put on an interactive and entertaining show for all the families. He used kids as volunteers and brought smiles to everyone.

After Gerard ended his show, the families had another opportunity to see the fall play if they missed it the day before or loved it so much they wanted to see it a second time.

Sunday was the most laid-back day with families enjoying breakfast bingo and attending a chapel service. It was a soothing way to end a very eventful and exciting weekend.

 

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