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Jumping good time at CCCC Harnett Activity Day

Jumping good time at CCCC Harnett Activity Day

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Kim Bledsoe grabbed some air during Activity Day at the Harnett CountyrnCampus of Central Carolina ... (more)

Jumping good time at CCCC Harnett Activity Day

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Cosmetology students (from front) Amanda Honeycutt, of Mamers, JenniernHayden, of Sanford, and Virginia ... (more)

10.01.2006SGA

LILLINGTON - Flying high is not what Kim Bledsoe, a medical assistant student, usually does when she's at Central Carolina Community College's Harnett County Campus.

Thursday, she gave it a try - and had a blast.

Bledsoe was one of many students, faculty and staff who enjoyed the campus's Fall Activity Day, an afternoon of games and good food. She was "flying" on the Tramp Jump, a trampoline equipped with posts and a harness to hold jumpers so they can leap high, even do somersaults.

"I'm really enjoying it," Bledsoe, a Coats resident, said of Activity Day. "It's the first time I've come and it's fun."

Each fall, about mid-way through the first semester, each of the college's campuses holds an Activity Day sponsored by the Student Government Association at each campus. The days are planned to be relaxing and fun.

"There's more to college than studying and books," said Harnett Provost Bill Tyson. "The Activity Day is an opportunity for the students to get together. They don't get much chance for this because they come from far and wide. Today, they're together for food, fun and fellowship. It's good for us all."

When participants were not leaping on the trampoline or crawling through and over an inflated obstacle course with slides, eating was the favorite activity. Students, faculty and staff were lined up for the hot dogs and hamburgers, with fixin's, being served in the school's cafeteria.

It was all-you-can-eat and it was all free. Some munched away seated at tables in the cafeteria while others took advantage of the big shade trees and picnic area to enjoy fresh air and sunshine with their food.

In the cafeteria, four second-year Cosmetology students, Virginia Stephenson, of Fuquay-Varina; Amanda Honeycutt, of Mamers; and Ashley Massa and Jennie Hayden, of Sanford; were enjoying lunch and a short break from classes.

"This is wonderful," Massa said of Activity Day. "It's great to mingle with everybody."

Honeycutt took another bite of her hamburger and smiled.

 "And it's free food," she said.