“Community” is our Middle Name

Who says there is nothing to do in Monroe on the weekends? The next two weekends are full of activity. As a matter of fact, the activities have already started and Monroe County Community College – the COMMUNITY College, is involved in ALL of them.

This week we launched the One Book, One Community series, headed by Professor Emeritus Cheryl Johnston. The book selection this year is Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. There will be numerous activities around this throughout the year, culminating in the Author’s visit on March 22, 2018.

Yesterday, today, this Saturday, and Sunday, MCCC is competing with several other organizations in the Corporate Cup events sponsored by the YMCA. We are a platinum sponsor and have fielded teams in volleyball, kickball, golf, bowling, tennis, basketball, and a few other sports. Go MCCC!

We continue with our efforts to raise money for the Hurricane Victims. Please do keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Today is the last day to give to the special fund for the care packets. Please see Allison in Financial Aid or Barry Kinsey.

Tomorrow, we will host the Community Forum on Education, Healthcare, and the Opioid crisis. Our speakers will be Dr. Don Spencer, former superintendent of the Monroe County ISD, William Nichols, Monroe County Prosecutor, and Ezinne Ndukwe, health specialist from the University of Michigan. This will be a community conversation about how we improve our community by focusing on health and education. It begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Meyer Theater.

Also tomorrow, MCCC will be involved in the Rally on the River Raisin – a full day of events at the Battlefield. These are family-friendly events that will culminate in a concert featuring “Here Come the Mummies”. I hear they are a great musical group. The River Raisin events will involve a raffle for a Jeep Wrangler. If you are interested in purchasing a raffle ticket, you can get it right here on our campus. Guess who has tickets for sale.

Comic-Con is also tomorrow at the Fair Grounds. There is a lot happening tomorrow.

Next weekend there will be three major community events, and again, MCCC is right in the thick of it.

On Saturday, September 23, there is the Inaugural Lake Erie Fall Ride, presented by the Monroe Cycling Club. That starts here on campus at our Health Education Building at 8:00 a.m.   Also on that day is the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. MCCC has a team. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the Walk at 11:00 a.m. Please join us to walk or make a contribution.

On Sunday, September 24, is the Bed Race to Aid Children.  The race begins at 1:00 p.m. at Loranger Square. You would be amazed at how many children in our county have no beds to sleep on. The College is an integral part of the fund raising efforts for this organization and has a race team.

There are so many community events that MCCC is involved in that we cannot possibly mention them all here. Why is MCCC involved in so many community events? Because it is our mission and “community” is our middle name.

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