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TRINITY COMMUNITY WELCOMES FAMILIES AND FRIENDS - 11/1/05

At the second annual Family Weekend, held October 27-30, parents, siblings, alumni, and friends of the College enjoyed three days of music, educational enrichment, and fellowship. 

The celebration kicked off Thursday evening with a moving Praise and Worship service in the Ozinga Chapel. The array of voices gave way to larger events, which began with families attending lectures with Trinity students during the day on Friday. In between classes, relatives could listen to a special Music at Noon, or, later on, a performance by the Gospel Choir, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band. After the concert, many audience members attended the gallery opening for the works of artist Edgar Boevé.

In the evening, the men's and women's basketball teams faced some of the toughest talent available: former Trolls athletes. As alumni joined together to use their experience to try and beat the current teams, members of the crowd savored fresh-baked brownies and cookies, courtesy of Trinity moms. The alumni men's game ended in an 80-80 tie, while the College's women's team won the contest by 11 points.

Early Saturday morning, the Alumni Association hosted a pancake breakfast, exhibiting the hospitality of the campus community. As the griddles sizzled, the reunited families were treated to a fashion show, hosted by the bookstore, featuring students dressed in Trinity gear.

Throughout the day on Saturday, families took advantage of the roundtrip accommodations to downtown Chicago, visiting architectural sites and area shopping centers. Those who chose to stay on campus were treated to Powder Puff football, a reflective walk on the Trinity Trail, and a buffet dinner theater featuring Trinprov, the College's improvisational comedy group. The night ended with an open house, bonfire, and dessert at the president's house.

"I really enjoyed the opportunity to get to know our students' parents," President Steven Timmermans said. "It was great to provide a perspective on what the students' academic careers have been like at the College."

On Sunday, students and their families ventured out to local churches and came back to campus for Tea at Two. The afternoon gathering introduced the weekend's final event, a concert featuring the Concert Choir, Campus Choir, and Honors Ensemble. 

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