Intern Carnival

Jul 14, 2009

The scoop on the Amway Intern Carnival from Corporate Citizenship intern Aaron Van Andel.

 What better way to spend a Tuesday afternoon than to be outside, under the sun at a carnival?  That is exactly what 50+ Amway interns did this past week.  With the help of Urban Family Ministries, an intern-run carnival provided happiness for more than 300 people living in the community surrounding Eastern Avenue.  Free food and games were enjoyed by kids of all ages and even a couple adults.

The day started out at 11:30am with the initial setup of the carnival.  Within thirty minutes the entire carnival was set up with plenty of fun activities for the kids to enjoy such as basketball, hula hoops, bouncing pens, a big slide and a dunk tank.  A gourmet meal consisting of hot dogs, popcorn, lemonade, and snow cones was also provided along with a face painting station run by some talented interns.  By the time the carnival was at its close, around 4:00pm, few children wanted the games to end but a great day had to be wrapped up.  Altogether the carnival was a phenomenal experience for both the families attending and interns volunteering.  As Don Vogel of Urban Family Ministries said, “It was amazing.” 

Interns getting ready


Dunk tank


  • 1 Comment

    • Guest says:

      Kudos to the interns and Amway teams!!! Providing that extra edge/care for the community consistent with the priciples of providing HOPE to the masses. We are proud of you all.

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