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Black Hawk Down (Intentionally) on Campus

A Black Hawk helicopter landed on the Berea campus Wednesday afternoon, to the delight of 6-9 year old participants in the "Students for Appalachia"(SFA) sponsored Day Camp.

A Black Hawk lands on the athletic fields.

The helicopter departed from the National Guard Armory in Frankfort and landed on the athletic fields near the Alumni building at 2:30 p.m. The helicopter stayed grounded for nearly two hours while crew members answered questions and posed for photographs.

This event was organized by student Melissa Ingram at the office of Students For Appalachia, one of several student service organizations of Berea's CELTS (Center for Excellence in Learning Through Service).

This is the 17th year for SFA's Day Camp, which offers six 2-week sessions thoughout the summer for preschoolers through teens for a nominal fee. Campers participate in education activities, perform service projects, create art work and engage in a variety of recreational activities and field trips. Goals of the camp include building self-esteem of each individual, providing hands-on activities and having good, clean fun.

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