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Students, faculty, staff to play key roles at 2006 Rivers and Spires Festival

Not only is Austin Peay State University a signature sponsor for the April 20-22 Rivers and Spires Festival, but many APSU faculty, staff and students have joined the action in participating roles.

Last years festival drew more than 30,000 people, and organizers think this years attendance will increase, partially because the success of last years festival has drawn such national endorsements as being listed as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Not only is Austin Peay State University a signature sponsor for the April 20-22 Rivers and Spires Festival, but many APSU faculty, staff and students have joined the action in participating roles.

Last year's festival drew more than 30,000 people, and organizers think this year's attendance will increase, partially because the success of last year's festival has drawn such national endorsements as being listed as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.

According to the festival manager, Doug Barber, as of March 28, the APSU groups and departments participating include
• Office of Admissions (Parade of Flags and booth)
• School of Education (Parade of Flags)
• Student Tennessee Education Association (Parade of Flags)
• Kappa Sigma Fraternity (Poster distribution/working the stages during the festival)
• Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts---Zone 3 Magazine (booth)
• Educational Opportunity Center (booth)
• Department of Art (Kidz Zone booth and painting a mural during the festival)
• Department of Art/Goldsmith Press (What on Earth? A celebration of Earth Day)
• Social Work Club (Kidz Zone booth)
• Phi Alpha Honor Society/Omni Visions (Kidz Zone booth)
• Dr. Carmen Reagan's Marketing 4800 class (volunteers)
• John Moseley's mass communication students (video recording at the stages)
• Susan Bryant's photography students (event photographers)
• Governors mascot
• APSU cheerleaders
• Corey Hasty, APSU English major (newsletter/new releases intern)
• Erik Smith, APSU student (contact person for the festival)
• Ben Pratt (Rivers and Spires Logistics Committee)
• Community School of the Arts, Elizabeth Wolynec, Valerie Oyen-Larsen, Anne Glass
- Clarksville Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorus
- Clarksville Community Chorus
• Homecoming Queen Tamira Cole, Jackson, (Presented in parade)
• Miss River Queen Pageant participants, APSU students Tawny Sutryk, Dover, Ginger Robinson, Charlotte, and Deborah Plaster, Clarksville (Presented at festival events)

“The Rivers and Spires Festival is an event the entire family can enjoy,” Barber said. “We'll have food, shopping, entertainment, art, the Kidz Zone, teen concerts and much more.”

For details, visit www.riversandspires.com. — Dennie B. Burke