By Carmella Huser
Its SLACs anniversary and were "Celebrating 40 Years of
Accelerating" at Family Day on Saturday, September 14 from 10:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. The entertainment, food, games and science are sure to please
partygoers of all ages. So come early, bring your family and enjoy the
Center Stage, on the patio of the A&E Building, is the
place for music, magic and entertainment. Weve imported our fabulous DJ,
Eddie McGee, straight from ES&H. Eddie will feature songs from the 60s
when it all began to the present, as well as ethnic dances and tunes
reflecting our diversity. So wear your favorite 60s garb and get ready to
dance and sing along with Eddie!
At 11:00 a.m. Barry Webb (HR) will present a Commemorative
Tribute to SLAC Director Jonathan Dorfan. The tribute recognizes all the
employees who, over the past 40 years, have made SLAC a world-class
Live music from the band Nocturnal will run from 11:30
a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Center Stage. SLACs own Tom Anzur (SSRL) and his
band will get your toes tapping with music for everyone to enjoy.
Then at 1:00 p.m., Majinga the Magician will perform his
magic. He can turn a handful of sand into a mouse and dancing eggs into a
baby dragon. His sleight-of-hand tricks promise to amaze and amuse adults
as well as kids in the audience. You wont believe your eyes!
But whats a party without food? Well have plenty on hand
for every taste. Our chef for the day is Jeff Machado, with his Elegant
Cuisine. Reflecting the diversity of the international SLAC community,
Machado will offer a traditional barbeque of hamburgers, hot dogs and
veggie burgers with all the trimmings; Asian Chinese Chicken salad; a
Nacho Bar; two kinds of Italian pasta with garlic bread; and Cajun
Thats not all. Well have soft drinks, water, cotton
candy, popcorn and snow cones available all day. And at 2:00 p.m. well be
singing "Happy Anniversary" to SLAC and enjoying some delicious
anniversary cake and ice cream in the Auditorium Breezeway. No one will
Somewhere in between the music, entertainment and food,
you can join in carnival style games with prizes, family relay races,
crafts for kids, train rides, volleyball and ping pong. There will be
displays of classic cars and motorcycles; arts, crafts and hobbies of
talented SLAC employees; tours of SLAC; and science demonstrations and
By the end of the day, your tummy will be full and youll
know youve been to a real celebration. We know the adults will be pooped.
But with any luck, the kids might even be ready for an early bedtime. This
is one day you wont want to miss!