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12-17-2000

Local Seniors, Clarkson Students Go Dancing In A Winter Wonderland

[A photo for newspaper use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/wonderland.jpg]

It was a day for the young– and the young at heart— to cut a rug.

Sixty-five senior citizens, 38 college students, and five honored guests were entertained at the Winter Wonderland Ball, held recently in the Barben Rooms of Clarkson University's Cheel Campus Center. wonderland

The event was a community service project designed, organized and run by Clarkson students in the Entrepreneurship, Management and Organization class.

Residents of Potsdam’s Lawrence Avenue Apartments, Midtown Apartments and Mayfield Apartments danced to the big band sounds of Dave MacMillan and the Villagers and posed for pictures by student photographer Michelle Dillon.

The Winter Wonderland Ball was the culmination of a semester’s worth of work by this year’s Entrepreneurship class, who, like their predecessors were required to form a company to sell a product, then use the profits for a community service activity.  The students formed “Comfortably Numb” and sold out their entire inventory of 300 wool caps in the school colors.  The students then mulled over many options for a community service project before endorsing the dance.

A major reason factor in the success of the Winter Wonderland Ball was the support of local businesses who offered donations and their services, including ARAMARK, Big M Market, Boutique Flower Shop, Dave MacMillan and the Villagers, Eckerd Drugs, Image 10, The Isle of You, Kinney Drugs, Massena Paper Co., McNamara's Family Restaurant, Mike's Trophies, Northern Music &Video, P&C Foods, Ponderosa Steak House, Sergi's Italian Restaurant, Stewart’s Shops, Tardelli's Restaurant, A Taste of India Restaurant and The University Bookstore.

PHOTO CAPTION: Students and seniors sway and Dave MacMillan and the Villagers play during the Winter Wonderland Ball.  Photo by Kierre L. Daniels, Clarkson University Communications.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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