Family Fun Snow Day seeks Book Donations

CNY Arts Center is accepting donations of children’s books at the 5th annual Snow Day to be held Saturday, January 30 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Arts Center. The book collection is in recognition of Dr. Seuss and the upcoming spring musical Seussical, Jr. Members of the cast of more than 30 youth will perform an excerpt from the show at 11:30 and Seuss characters will be on hand to visit with children.

The books will go to Rotary International as part of their worldwide and local distribution. Any child donating a book at the door will receive a free item at the snack bar on Snow Day held on the Cayuga College Fulton Campus, 11 River Glen Drive in the Arts Center. Sunrise and Noon Rotary Clubs members will volunteers at the event along with CCC Student Government Organization members to help staff the popular event that is expected to draw nearly 200 families.

In addition to a snow theme, organizers are planning a children’s carnival with new Seuss themed games and art projects. Children can step into a Snowman backdrop for a photo op, play for prizes in carnival games and more in a day that promises great indoor family fun. Carnival tickets will be available at the door for a nominal fee and every child is guaranteed winning prize tickets to redeem for stuffed animals, bead necklaces, toy cars, books, and so much more! The Snack Bar will serve popcorn, chili cheese dogs, hot chocolate, donuts, and more. Stewart’s Shop in Minetto is supplying donations of hot dogs, buns and donuts for the 4th year in a row.

“We look forward to this event every year, snow or no snow,” said Director Nancy Fox. “We call it a ‘friend-raiser event’. It’s a community day of fun that brings families and organizations together to explore the arts. What a great way to start the New Year!”

 For more information, visit or call 598-ARTS (2787) for details!

This archival photo from the First Annual CNY Arts Center Snow Day shows Dominic Lamb sampling prizes for the children’s carnival. The Fifth annual Snow Day will be held Saturday January 30 from 10am to 3 pm at the Arts Center at Cayuga College at 11 River Glen Drive. Children donating a new or gently used book will receive a free item at the Snack Bar. For more information, visit or call 598-ARTS (2787) for details!