By: ALICIA FLORES
IU South Bend students and staff recently had the opportunity to bring their little ones out for an afternoon filled with activities themed around the Disney movie “Big Hero 6.”
From 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 in the Grille, students and staff were welcome to bring family members out to enjoy the free festivities.
“I have my sister with me and decided to bring her out for some fun, this was a good way to get involved and get your family involved here on campus,” said sophomore Taylor Johnson.
Activities included different crafts, musical chairs and a photo booth — all of which took place before the showing of the movie. Festive decorations included white balloons with black eyes to resemble the movie’s main character, Baymax, as well as white bags of popcorn with black eyes all set out for the children to enjoy.
Baymax fans also had the opportunity to make their masks resembling the character.
“He loves Baymax. He goes to the day care center here and they threw a flier in his bag,” IUSB Bookstore staff member Amelia Carpenter said of her son.
The photo booth gave families an opportunity to take family photos with fun props to choose from. Photos taken at the booth will be posted on the Titan Productions Facebook page for those interested in viewing.
“Feel free to tag yourself,” Titan Productions photographer Sarah Lynn said.
“It is a fun day for the kids. Very appealing with the different activities they have going on. It is good they are doing stuff like this for the students with kids,” senior Zuri Arriaga said.
Arriaga was able to bring her two children and was pleased to find out about the upcoming family-oriented events coming up on campus.
“Every year, we try to reach out and appeal to the nontraditional students as well as the traditional students,” said Sergio Ortiz, president of Titan Productions.
Students and staff will soon have more opportunities to bring the family out to campus with Boo to You and Spirit Week’s Family Day just around the corner. Both events are scheduled to take place this October. Smaller events, like Kids’ Day, are being considered for the spring semester.
“We will try to push for another event,” Ortiz said. “We usually don’t push much because not enough attendees, but with today’s outcome, I think we can push for another next semester. I am very happy with today’s outcome.”
To keep up with upcoming Titan Productions events you can go to https://www.facebook.com/TitanProPresents or stop by their office in room 208 of the Student Activities Center.