Pacific Students Host "Prowl'n the Mile" Street Festival to Fund Science Camp for Kids
Last year alone 2,775 kids dropped out of school in the Stockton Unified School District. Students from the University of the Pacific are doing their part to support kids who ARE staying in school.
On May 1st 2010, the second annual "Prowl'n the Mile" street festival will take place along the Miracle Mile shopping district on Pacific Ave in Stockton, CA. This event is a joint effort between University of the Pacific students and the Miracle Mile Improvement District as part of an ongoing outreach between the Pacific campus and their surrounding community. The majority of proceeds from the event will benefit kids from the El Dorado Elementary School who want to attend science camp but cannot afford it.
The festival was born out of the need for Pacific students to interact more with Stockton communities as a whole, and more specifically local businesses. The event which this year will have a block party theme, was conceptualized, planned and will be implemented by Pacific students from the Eberhardt School of Business and the Conservatory of Music. The event will take place on Pacific Ave between Alder and Bedford and will have food, live entertainment, door prizes, a skate competition, car show, wine tasting, a beer garden and lots of good shopping. The event was designed to help support and promote the many small, family-owned businesses that operate on the mile, while at the same time helping kids in the local community.
The festival is just one component in an ongoing effort at Pacific to enforce learning by doing and although initially designed for students by students, the festival has now branched out into an event for the entire family. In addition to merchants along the Mile having sidewalk sales and booths, the event will feature several local bands from the Stockton community as well as the Pacific campus.
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For more information on the Miracle Mile, please visit www.StocktonMiracleMile.com or call 209.948.6453.