Nova Southeastern University hosted the 9th Annual CommunityFest at Gold Circle Lake on Saturday, February 11, 2012.
Although the morning’s forecast called for rain, the day turned out to be beautiful with hundreds of students, faculty, staff and their families participating in the carnival’s fun and festivities. With over 95 booths, 17 exciting attractions, which included a giant Shark Slide, and an array of delicious foods sponsored by local restaurants, this year’s event was a huge success.
New to CommunityFest this year was the “Power Over Pain Walk” held at 10:00 am on NSU’s Library Quad. The event was sponsored on behalf of CommunityFest and the Student’s for Prevention, Intervention and Response to Emergencies (NSPIRE). The idea to host the walk was spearheaded by the student organization NSIPRE in hopes of educating others and bringing awareness to those who suffer from chronic pain illness.
This year’s entertainment took a new “swing” as audience members had the chance to select their choice songs during RadioX’s tribute to the iconic music of the past decades. The DJ talents of Ebony Griffin and Alex Weiss were well received as they hosted the program, which showcased the student talent of NSU’s Cheerleaders, Vocal Ensemble and the Sharkettes dance troupe. The crowd also enjoyed the live musical styling’s of Paul Baker and the Civilians, making this year’s lineup particularly memorable.