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Lil’ Sibs’ come to Saint Mary’s

April Thomas | Friday, February 18, 2005

While parents set up camp across the street this weekend, Saint Mary’s will welcome students’ younger family members.

From this afternoon to Sunday morning, Belles’ sisters, brothers, cousins and friends will enjoy activities, explore campus and spend quality time with their hostesses during Little Siblings Weekend.

“We have about 130 students and 220 sibs participating – pretty much the same as last year,” event co-chair Jennifer Pillar said.

According to co-chair Lisa Cozzi, the Residence Hall Association began preparing in September, producing an itinerary based on the chosen theme, “SMC Gone Country.”

The theme will be tied into the scheduled dance and craft activities on Saturday.

“Each child can decorate a cowboy hat,” Pillar said.

Along with a karaoke night at Dalloway’s tonight, Cozzi said a new addition to the annual weekend will take place.

“Friday night around 9 p.m., each dorm will be showing its own movie for the sibs,” she said.

McCandless and Holy Cross Hall Councils are sponsoring “Monsters, Inc.,” LeMans Hall will be showing “The Emperor’s New Groove” and “Sleeping Beauty” will be shown in Regina.

Saturday’s events include a pizza party, dorm breakfasts, a pool party and a free-throw contest at the Belles basketball game.

RHA also teamed up with SAB to bring “Shrek 2” to Carroll Auditorium at 7 p.m. Saturday, an event open to the whole campus.

Cozzi plans to participate in the finished product of RHA’s hard work and already looks forward to her favorite activity – the dance Saturday night.

“My three cousins are coming for their third year,” she said. “They are so excited.”