The student organizations at Indian Capital Technology Center (ICTC) in Sallisaw joined forces to host the third annual ICTC Fall Festival for families and children. The festival is a community service project, John Potts, Information Technology (IT) program president, said.
Community participation of donations for the festival and the Maggie Lowe family along with the spirit of teamwork among ICTC students and staff contributed to a successful event.
Maggie is the daughter of Randon and Amber Lowe. Born 17 weeks premature, she weighed 19 pounces when born. Her weight is up to two pounds now. Maggie is hospitalized in St. John's Hospital in Tulsa where she will probably remain until the spring. The donations will be used to help with her medical expenses.
Attractions such as skee ball, fishing, basketball throw, football throw, balloon-dart game, putt-putt golf, beanbag toss, cake walk, helium balloons, face painting, ring toss, pin-the-nose-on-the-pumpkin, plinko and bowling were available. All games and prizes were free. Donations were accepted at the door, a concession stand was provided, pictures were taken for donations, and a silent auction was held with all proceeds going to the Maggie Lowe family, Potts said.
Spearheaded by IT students, they included Potts, Larry Ulmer, Brad Hamilton and Trish Conley under the supervision of Ravonda Bethel, IT instructor.
Other IT students included Josh Call, Leonard Williams, Daniel Stevens, Keith Gable, Carl Sampson, William Weber, Greg Bailey, Garrett Copeland, Steven Stanart, Jesse Walters, Debbie Mosby and Hoppy Lockhart.
Business and Computer Technology students included Donna Branham, Tina Massengale, Erin Rapien, Elizabeth Ann Crosby, Suzanne Smith, Thomas Cummins, Leslie Walden, Elisa Hyler, Vickie Wyman, Whitney Medearis, Jessica Wilkins, Kim Harp, Shelton Kennedy, and Bobbie Bowman.
Health Occupations Students of America and students from the Health Science Technology program included Melanie Bailey, Kristina Birdtail, Emma Blackbird, Frankie Brown, Jessica Creel, Junior Dean, Shawna Foutch, Meagan Gordon, Kayle Griffin, Megan Hayes, Kelli Hendrix, Jerrad Holman, Emily Hughes, Christena Kelly, Valerie Livers, Mary Locust, Katie Loftin, Elsie Lopez, Amber Martin, Constance Martin, Kassy Miller, Daniella Minnie, Jennifer Osburn, Betty Pierce, Megan Sharp, Misty Simpson, Michelle Swanson, Melissa Taylor, Kathy Wilkens, Devin Woodward and Sabrina Wright.
Upholstery students who made items and worked at the festival included Rachel Quackenbush, Arrah Hart, LaDonna Kilpatrick, Tammy Jackson and Ashley Cones.
Automotive Service Technology students included Marie Blackburn, Johnny Evans, Cody Hubbard, Brandon Isenhower, Martin Stuart, Derek Miller, Brian Rutherford, Neil Batt, James Boozy, Bobby Chapen, Bobby Hensley, Ronnie Hoover, Jerry Lockwood, Kara Reeves, Daniel Weaver and Heather Quackenbush.
Members of the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program provided prizes and silent auction items. Carpentry students helped build games. Practical Nursing students provided candy. Building and Grounds Maintenance students prepared the candy sacks.
ICTC staff included Natalie Sharp, Jackie Whitekiller, Jodi Keith, Cathi Fine, Larry Ellis, Mark Walters, Belinda Slater and Debbie Lewis, who provided invaluable assistance as well, Potts said.
The student organizations are Business Professionals of America, Health Occupations Students of America, and SkillsUSA (formerly known as VICA). Community involvement is a high priority for these student organizations, Potts said.