A group of local college students hosted a new event that is expected to become a yearly one.
Today marked the first Spring Carnival at Mississippi State University's Meridian Campus. The carnival also included the
second annual Easter egg hunt. The carnival was full of games, food and guest appearances by Spiderman and even Superman. Entertainment, however, is not the sole purpose of the carnival.
"The purpose is first of all for the kids; to do some fun for the kids. All of the proceeds that we raise today will be going towards our first annual bully benevolent fund, which student association decided to set up. What this is, it is a benevolent fund for any students or faculty member who is having a financial hardship during any time of the semester who need something," explains Nicole McCree, the treasure of the Student Association at MSU Meridian. "Maybe a family member is ill and they might have to drop out of school, their house is burned, or whatever is, books or whatever, we want to give back to the students. this way we can give back to the students by this benevolent fund."
Members of the student association hope this carnival brings joy to kids. They also hope the fund can bring help to adults.