College gives back during Free4All

By Cody D. Medrano

It was a big day on the Laramie County Community College campus Saturday, Oct. 22, when more than 240 students and their families took advantage of the festivities offered at the LCCC Free-4-All.

During the morning and early afternoon, more than 30 LCCC volunteers gathered to help the college community and to provide an enjoyable event.

The Free-4-All offered donated clothing, dental checkups by LCCC dental hygiene students, haircuts from Cheeks International, and computer cleaning and repairing by LCCC computer students. With the help of the LCCC Skills USA club and Napa Auto Parts, 33 oil changes were provided.

County organizations participated in the festivities as well. The Laramie County Fire Department provided a fire truck on site, and the Laramie County Police Department spent time with the little ones with fingerprinting equipment.

Additional activities for the children's entertainment were provided, including a bouncy castle, pumpkin decorating, rock climbing and face painting. Students and their families also crowded the tables, particularly the ones giving out clothes.

"The third annual LCCC Free-4-All was a great success and created a positive impact on the LCCC community. We look forward to offering this service in the years to come," LCCC students and AmeriCorps Service Learning Project volunteers Erin Lamb, Lacie Shepherd, Trista Wood and Christie Herron, who put this event together, wrote in an email. "Everyone was able to leave with something they needed. Our generous community sponsors made this year's Free-4-All a success."

The grand door prizes were a 19-inch flat screen TV and a Kindle book reader.