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Warner University faculty, staff and student volunteers, in partnership with members of the Wahneta Elementary School PTO, are sponsoring the “Festival de Wahneta,” a Christmas carnival specifically for Wahneta Elementary families, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, at Wahneta Elementary School.

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Warner University involvement in the Christmas carnival is directly tied to the university’s mission, to prepare students to be leaders in their communities and who are “committed to serve.”  Members of the Warner University community actively seek opportunities to put the service commitment into action.

According to Dr. Steven L. Darr, chief academic officer at WU, “We are humbled at the opportunity to be involved in such a wonderful event. Wahneta is a key part of east Polk County and we believe our students thrive when they are able to serve in this way.”

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Nilda Caraballo, principal at Wahneta Elementary School, is looking forward to partnering with folks from the Warner community and knows her students are ready for the fun.

Principal Caraballo said, “It is an honor for Wahneta Elementary to be provided the opportunity to partner with Warner University.  With the support of their sponsorship and collaboration with other stakeholders, Wahneta Elementary will be hosting an epic festival called ‘Festival de Wahneta’. This event will provide multiple opportunities for our community to partake in a spectacular event and build relationships.”

Festival de Wahneta will have game booths for all grade levels, food booths, pictures with Santa, giveaways, caroling and much more.  

Warner University athletes from various teams will help man the booths. Please contact Amy Beatty in the Warner Library soon at amy.beatty@www.warner.edu if you are interested in helping or for more information.

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Founded as Warner Southern College in 1968 by Church of God pastors and laity, the institution became known as Warner University in 2008. The first freshman class of just 27 students entered in the fall of 1968. But now, Warner bustles with over 1,100 students from over 30 states and 20 countries, all dedicated to learning in a vibrant Christian community. Our West campus has grown from two buildings to ten, including the new 49,000-square-foot Darby Academic Building. For more information, visit www.warner.edu.