Archive for Thursday, August 26, 2004

BU students to see best of Baldwin

August 26, 2004

It's that time of year when Baldwin shows Baker University students the best of what it has to offer.

Wednesday will introduce the Baker community to Baldwin -- everything from its restaurants to its shops -- during the Best of Baldwin.

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The event, which has become a tradition at the beginning of the college year, showcases Baldwin businesses and allows the students an opportunity to see what's available to them in town. The activity is sponsored by the Baldwin Chamber of Commerce and Baker Student Services.

"The idea is to welcome the newest students at Baker and introduce them to what Baldwin offers," Sandy Cardens, chamber office manager, said. "This is so they don't think they have to go to Lawrence for all of those things."

The event, which is open to all Baker students, runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Harter Union.

Not only will a number of businesses be giving away samples of their products, Cardens said, but several have also donated items to be given away as door prizes throughout the evening.

"We just think it's a great opportunity to introduce students to what's available in town," she said.

The chamber has also been helping students adjust to life in Baldwin with welcome packages. Cardens said for the first time ever, the chamber has placed a business directory, as well as business fliers and coupons in every residence hall room and several sororities and fraternities.

"It's a chance to let them know they're welcome to town," she said.

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