GALLATIN, Tenn. - In a little more than a month, students will be returning to school.
Volunteer State Community College wanted to give their students extra incentive so staff threw a party for new and prospective students.
"Well, we have planners, and we have candy and popsicles and some games, a fun way to learn about offices on campus," said Lisa Borre, an administrator.
The grounds were turned into the scene of a "Registration Rocks" event one recent hot summer day.
"We have financial aid here. We have your advisors here. We have admissions and records and registration. We're ready for you all to find out how to get into college and make it a successful experience," said another employee.
The event was a way to introduce new and potential students to what the Sumner County college has to offer.
"We're just letting the community come in and check us out, see what's available," Borre said.
The school sent out cards to students and their families to promote classes. A draw was free food, some students said.
Rock band Lincoln County Fusion entertained the crowd.
Lori Hernandez attended with her daughter, Alyssa Hernandez. Both of them will attend the school
"Well, I won't be taking any classes with her so that'll be a lot of fun, actually now that I think about it," Alyssa Hernandez said, chuckling.