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Misericordia in Dallas hosts Color Run, kids’ Spring Fest Carnival, and knockerball game April 27-29

Misericordia in Dallas hosts Color Run, kids’ Spring Fest Carnival, and knockerball game April 27-29
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From a press release:

The Student Government Association at Misericordia University in Dallas will host the fourth annual David A. Evans, Jr. Memorial Color Run/Walk and a children’s Spring Fest Carnival with activities for the whole family as part of Spring Fest Weekend on Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29.

The Spring Fest Carnival is Saturday, April 28 from noon until 5 p.m. on the lawn of the Banks Student Life Center. Open to all kids in the community, the event will include children’s carnival games with prizes, inflatables, and snacks, including cotton candy and snow cones. Admission is $2 and free to Misericordia students with ID.

On Sunday, April 29, the SGA will host the David A. Evans, Jr. Memorial Color Run/Walk on campus. Registration for the 5K run is at 9 a.m. at the Anderson Sports and Health Center, and the race begins at 10 a.m. The cost is $20 for pre-registration and $25 the day of the race. Participants can pre-register now at

The registration fee includes a T-shirt (available on a first-come, first-served basis) and color packet, as participants will be splashed with colored powder throughout the race. Proceeds of the race benefit the David Evans Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund at Holy Redeemer High School that is dedicated to students from the high school who plan to continue their education at Misericordia University (301 Lake St., Dallas). The fund was established in honor of David A. Evans by his parents, Dave and Dr. Dawn Evans. Dr. Evans is an assistant professor of occupational therapy at Misericordia.

The community is also invited to watch a knockerball tournament being held for the students at Misericordia beginning Friday, April 27 at 8 p.m. in Mangelsdorf Field. The new sports craze places the competitor in an inflated donut-shaped ball, allowing them to defy gravity, roll, and bounce while they compete in a soccer game. Spectators are welcome.

For additional information on the carnival or the David A. Evans, Jr. Memorial Color Run, call the SGA office at 570-674-6220 or e-mail

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 56 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats. Misericordia ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 edition of Best Colleges and was designated a 2018 Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review. Money magazine also includes Misericordia in its 2017-18 “Best Colleges” list.