Only a few days remain to R.S.V.P. for the SUNY Cortland Fall Festival, a day of free food and entertainment for all faculty and staff members slated for Homecoming weekend.
The event, which aims to welcome new employees and recognize current ones, takes place Saturday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside of Lusk Field House. In the event of rain, it will move inside. The reservation deadline is Friday, Aug. 31, and employees are invited to bring their families and guests.
Employees can register online.
College President Erik J. Bitterbaum personally invited all attendees at his opening meeting Thursday to the celebration, which for the first time is opened to all SUNY Cortland faculty and staff members.
Catered food will follow a barbecue theme and entertainment will be supplied with all ages in mind. The Wild Hunt will perform live music and a disc jockey also will be in attendance. Bounce houses, face painting, a photo booth and an appearance from Crossroads the Clown are just a few of the other activities in store.
There also will be a 50/50 raffle to benefit the SUNY Cortland Child Care Center.
Wristbands will be distributed to attendees at the event, which will offer free entry to the SUNY Cortland football team’s Homecoming game and the women’s soccer game. Both contests begin at 1 p.m. but there’s no obligation to attend either game.
The barbecue food will be served from noon to 2 p.m. and the menu will include hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue chicken, assorted salads, salt potatoes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, lemonade, iced tea and water. Special dietary needs or requests may be noted in your R.S.V.P.
Paper invitations to the event were mailed in mid-August. Questions about the event can be directed to Robin Abbott of the College’s Human Resources Office at (607) 753-2302.