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APSU teams with community, Chamber during move-in weekend

8/28/2002
August 28, 2002

Volunteers from the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce and other local groups pitched in to help Austin Peay students move into the University's residential facilities Friday, Aug. 16 — Sunday, Aug. 18.

The move-in weekend began with several church groups working booths and assisting with general check-in from 1-9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Also on Saturday, the Chamber of Commerce sponsored a mini-fair from 1-3 p.m. across from Killebrew, Cross and Rawlins halls.

Volunteers welcomed students with food, drinks, gift certificates, coupons and giveaways donated by chamber members, including CC's Pizza and Quizno's.

“This event pulls the community together,” said Roberta Broomer, vice chair of the Chamber's Community Enhancement committee. “It gives us a chance to show Austin Peay's students what we have to offer and that we're there for them.”

The weekend kicked in to high gear with the Welcome Back Jam from 7-10 p.m. in the Memorial Health Building (Red Barn).

The jam, co-hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, featured karaoke, volleyball and swimming. Chamber members also donated food, drinks and entertainment by rock ‘n' rollers 3D-X.

“There is a renewed sense of pride at Austin Peay, and it is wonderful having the support of the Clarksville community,” says Kenneth Maddox, assistant director of APSU housing and residence life. “The Welcome Back Jam brought an end to a very busy weekend of orientation, housing check-in and several social events, and it's just the beginning of what will be an exceptional year.”