Spring Fling Raises Funds for Scholarships

Erika Albert and C.B. Nurney

PDCCC Science Club member Erika Albert of Zuni gets a lesson in making a form for footprints from C.B. Nurney of the Suffolk Police Department’s Forensic Unit.

The Paul D. Camp Community College Classified Personnel Association’s Spring Fling raised more than $1,500 for student scholarships.


According to Coordinator Karen Jenkins, the event, which was held on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus, was a tremendous success. “This was the first Spring Fling festival we’ve held,” she said. “Many people from the community said they were excited about it, as it was their first time at PDCCC.”


More than 20 vendors were on hand, selling items ranging from candles and jewelry to spices and Mary Kay products. Among the children’s activities were an Easter egg hunt and a bouncy house. Putt Putt golf games, performers and demonstrations, including the Suffolk City Police Department’s Forensic Unit and the Suffolk City Fire and Rescue Department, were highlights as well.


“The YMCA kept people moving and shaking with two hours of Zumba,” said Jenkins. “DJ Tidewater — our very own James Jenkins — kept the CDs spinning while everyone did the Cuban shuffle and other great dances.”


Many PDCCC clubs and organizations gained exposure by manning informational and activity booths. Health and chiropractic screenings were available, as were cotton candy, hot dogs, barbecue, snow cones and popcorn.


“We are appreciative of all who participated from the college and the community, and thankful for the generosity of all who donated items, money and time,” said Jenkins. “Events such as these can be great when you work as a team.”