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SWIC Dine & Dash event aims to be fun for whole family

Help support Southwestern Illinois College scholarships and programming, check out cool classic cars, dash across campus, grab a bite to eat from a food truck and rock out with live music at the Dine and Dash for Education event Friday, Oct. 18 from 4-9 p.m. at the SWIC Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave.

The fun begins at 4 p.m. with a car cruise and food trucks. Live music begins at 5 p.m. and the 5K run/walk takes off at 5:30 p.m.

“We’ll have something for everyone from food and music to face painting and classic cars,” said SWIC Foundation Executive Director Rena Thoele. “We want people in the community to come out, have a good time and learn more about SWIC.”

Get information and view demonstrations from several of SWIC’s academic programs. Kids will enjoy face painting, pumpkin decorating, bounce houses, and puppet shows with American Sign Language interpreters.

The Classic Car Cruise will feature automobiles from Belleville Gear Jammers Classic Car Club. Live music will be provided by The Woo Daddies, a popular St. Louis based band whose style ranges from Blues and Jazz to Rockabilly and Pop.

Food trucks will be on-hand serving Mexican, Indian, and American cuisine, with vegetarian and vegan options available. Pirtle’s will be selling their famous ice cream for dessert. Beer, soft drinks, and water will also be offered.

For more information or to register for the 5K walk/run, visit swic.edu/foundation.