Market Mania Was a Big Success!

Members from three student organizations here at Globe University-Sioux Falls Campus helped to host the 1st Annual Globe University-Sioux Falls Campus Market Mania on Saturday, March 3, from 10:00 until 2:00! The event hosted 10 vendors and had over 100 community members in attendance throughout the day.  And did I mention that the Easter Bunny was there as well?!

Student members of the DECA,  MAAMA’S, and the Healing Hands helped make sure that things ran smoothly, as well as hosting their own booths.

According to Ms. Jo Penning, faculty adviser for the MAAMA’S, their club sponsored a bake sale and pictures with the Easter Bunny for kids of all ages!

She said that the money they raised will go to St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Why the St. Baldrick’s Foundation? According to their Internet site, “Each year, 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide. Cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the U.S. and Canada”, and the St Baldrick’s foundation is a “…volunteer-driven charity devoted to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers…” Since most of the Medical Assistant students are young mothers, this charity is something that is very important to them.

Ms. Toni Moriston, a member of the newly-formed Healing Hands Massage Club, said that at their booth provided chair massages and hand waxing to the masses.

The DECA members provided food and were in charge of ensuring all vendors had everything they needed.  The monies gathered from the food, the students use to compete at Regionals in Salt Lake City in April.

The 1st Annual Market Mania event was viewed by all concerned as a success. Ms. Angela Livingston, DECA faculty adviser, said that all the students came away with valuable job and career-related skills, like event planning and organization, business and program marketing, as well as customer service. In addition, she estimated that over $500 was raised, and all the vendors present as well as the visitors had a wonderful time and promised to come back next year!