Fraternity and sorority members at Missouri University of Science and Technology are working with the Phelps County Community Partnership to host a carnival that will help prospective parents and children in the foster care system explore adoption. Adoptive parents, both licensed and prospective, are invited to attend.
The Linking Hearts Carnival will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at Lions Club Park, U.S. Highway 63 South in Rolla.
The event offers an opportunity for families and children to meet and interact with each other in a fun and relaxed environment. During the carnival, each child is matched with a Missouri S&T student. Students walk with the children to help make introductions between potential parents and children easier.
Members of Missouri S&T’s fraternities and sororities will provide games and other activities for prospective adoptive families, social workers and children who have a goal of adoption. The S&T Greek houses create booths and carnival games for the children at which they can win prizes and interact with prospective parents.
Since the carnival’s inception seven years ago, dozens of children have been adopted and the number of families willing to become foster families has increased.
The Linking Hearts Carnival is sponsored by the governing bodies of Missouri S&T’s Greek houses, the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council, as well as the Phelps County Community Partnership.
For more information contact Robyn Wolfe at Phelps County Community Partnership at 573-368-2849 or 888-541-4636.