Inaugural Crib Race was great fun

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Day Nursery staff members cheered on the teams representing the State and Ruth Lilly centers.  The goal at next year's event is to have 7 racing teams so all Day Nursery centers will be have a team to support.

Day Nursery staff members cheered on the teams representing the State and Ruth Lilly centers. The goal at next year's event is to have 7 racing teams so all Day Nursery centers will be have a team to support.

We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day, weather wise. And nicer people to work with. I am happy to say that the inaugural Butler University Crib Race went off without a hitch on Saturday morning, thanks to a lot of very nice hardworking people at Butler University and a great support staff from Day Nursery. We ended up with five enthusiastic student teams who came in jammies…and diapers….dressed like storybook characters…with pacifiers.  The race, for those of you just tuning in, was created to celebrate Day Nursery’s 110th Anniversary and the Week of the Young Child, which wrapped up on Saturday.  We weren’t trying to compete with IU’s Little 500 or Purdue’s Gran Prix but we think we do think we have a good start on a new Indiana collegiate racing tradition. Kurt Workman of Workman Services, aka the Day Nursery pit crew chief, told the Indianapolis Star photographer that he thinks we may have started a new racing association—NasCrib.  Thanks to Butler student leaders Ruthie Leeth representing Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society and Katie Vollmer representing the College of Education Student Education Association and their fellow volunteers and Butler College of Education faculty and Butler staff members: Dr. Ena Shelley, Dean of the School of Education; Professor Angela Lupton; Professor Meredith Beilfuss; Cindy Smith and Associate Director of Public Relations Mary Ellen Stephenson.

The event received media coverage from WRTV6 News (Day Nursery got several mentions!) and there are 11 photos posted in the on-line gallery of the Indy Star. More of my photos and event results will be posted next so stay tuned.

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  • Lindy
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    Great story. Great photos.

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