Veterans are the focus for the 7th Annual Military Appreciation Day at St. Catharine College on April 21. The day begins at 0700 hours with a 5-K (5 kilometer) Run/Walk at Idle Hour Park sponsored by the City of Springfield and Dr. Dave Donathan's Spring Semester Senior Seminar class. The run winds through Idle Hour Park and historic downtown Springfield, returning to the finish line in the park. Additional information and online registration for the 5-K Run/Walk is at http://www.active.com/running/springfield-ky/military-appreciation-5k-fun-run-walk-2012.
The activities continue on the St. Catharine College campus with a free lunch at 1100 hours, followed by workshops starting at 1300 hours in the Richard S. Hamilton Health and Science Building. Here, veterans will be able to attend sessions on their G.I. Bill and veterans' benefits, hear a presentation on getting an initial teaching credential through the Kentucky Troops to Teachers Program, and find out how many college credits their military training can earn them.
In addition, the day includes events for the entire family, including a Patriot baseball Senior Day doubleheader against the University of Virginia-Wise at 1300 hours at Edelen-Haydon Field and the Central Kentucky Community Theatre's production of Man of La Mancha at the Springfield Opera House at 1900 hours. There will also be informational booths, plus games for kids.
The schedule for Saturday, April 21 is:
0700-1130 5K Run/Walk at Springfield Idle Hour Park
1100-1300 Lunch at St. Catharine College
1300-1345 Troops to Teachers in Hamilton Hall - Pettus Auditorium
1400-1445 My G.I. Bill in Hamilton Hall - Pettus Auditorium
1500-1600 Getting Credit for Serving: Hamilton Hall – Room 117
Transcript System (AARTS)
1610-1700 Your VA Benefits Hamilton Hall - Pettus Auditorium
Concurrent Events/Activities at St. Catharine College
1130-1600 Vendor Displays/Activities for Families
1300-1700 Patriot Baseball Edelen-Haydon Field
1500-1730 SCC – A Military Friendly School Hamilton Lobby
1900 Man of La Mancha Springfield Opera House
For more information, contact Dr. Dave Donathan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 336-5082, ext. 1313.