OF NEW ROCHELLE TO HOST
Stations KTU 103.5 & WPLJ Power 105.1
ROCHELLE, NY, April 14, 2003 – For a day of fun-filled outdoor activities
appropriate for families of all ages, Westchester residents can turn to
the 31st Annual Strawberry Festival, i.e., “Spirit Jam” at The College
of New Rochelle (CNR). This year’s event, planned entirely by CNR
students, is taking place on Sunday, May 4, from 12 noon – 5 p.m. on Maura
Lawn on the College’s main campus in New Rochelle (29 Castle Place).
(Rain location will be CNR’s Student Campus Center.) Entrance to
the event is free but there will be some cost for refreshments and activities.
Off-street parking is available. For further information, please
call (914) 654-5326.
Spirit Jam will be an exciting day for families, students, faculty, staff,
and alumnae/i and will include face painting, Rockem Sockem jousting, a
moon bounce house, a balloon slide, a carousel, vendors, and more.
Refreshments for sale will include chocolate-covered strawberries, strawberry
smoothies, strawberry shortcake with ice cream, as well as hot dogs, hamburgers,
veggie burgers, popcorn, and more. Local radio stations KTU and WPLJ
will broadcast live for a portion of the event.
The Strawberry Festival, which was introduced to CNR in 1973, is the single
largest event organized entirely by the College’s undergraduates. The concept
of the Strawberry Festival originated in the mid-west during the 1890’s
as an American festival celebrating the ripening of strawberries, the blooming
of lilacs, and the coming of summer.
The first Catholic college for women in New York State, The College
of New Rochelle was founded in 1904 by the Ursuline Order. Today, it comprises
the all-women School of Arts & Sciences, and three schools which admit
women and men: the School of New Resources (for adult learners), the School
of Nursing and the Graduate School. The main campus of the College
is located in lower Westchester County, 16 miles north of New York City.
The College maintains six other campus locations in New York City. Visit
the College’s website at www.cnr.edu.
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