Meredith Psychology Club to Hold Special Pops Dance
Meredith College will hold its annual Special Populations Dance Saturday, November 22, 2008, from 7-10 p.m. in Weatherspoon Gymnasium.
Students of Meredith’s Psychology Club have hosted this event for about two decades now in an effort to provide adults with special needs in the greater Raleigh area a place to celebrate their uniqueness. Given a different theme each year, the dance is like that of a high school prom.
This tradition has touched lives for many years.
“I have even been told of a couple touching stories where people have found their husband or wife through this dance,” said Diana Zellner, president of the Psych Club.
Meredith College was the first in the local area to hold a dance of this kind. It has since grown significantly to include nearly 1,000 people a year. Currently, there are a few organizations that hold dances for the special populations in the community. This event is a great opportunity for members of special populations to come out and meet with their peers and have a good time.
The Psychology Club encourages the Meredith community to get involved, attend and bring friends. Any volunteers would be appreciated to help with setting up for the dance at 10 a.m. Saturday. More people will be needed for cleanup, as well. Meredith community members may also contribute with food donations (no nuts or peanut oil, please) or you can simply show up to help celebrate.
There are volunteer signup sheets posted outside of Associate Professor of Psychology Mark O’Dekirk’s office in 104 Ledford.
For more information you can contact Psych Club president, Diana Zellner: firstname.lastname@example.org or any of the Special Pops Dance co-chairs: Kica Welty, email@example.com; Megan Falkner, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Caitlin Griffin, email@example.com.
Date Submitted: 2008-11-17