Calling all local businesses wanting to reach out to incoming students

Coming up on Wednesday, the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold an ATSU Student and Family Welcome. This event will be family friendly and will have some events geared towards children like face painting and story telling from the childrenâ??s library. Businesses will also be handing out snacks and coupons from their perspective organizations. This event will be a two part series. One geared for ATSU students and one for the Truman students coming up in August.

â??This year we are doing two events because ATSU has changed their academic calendar year and so those folks are arriving now instead of late August. So, we thought we should do two separate events. So we can gear them towards two different groups. So this one is more family oriented, it will be held on Wednesday the 10th from 5 to 7 pm on the courthouse lawn,â?? said Sandra Williams, Executive director of Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Over 300 students should be in attendance. If you would like to sign up your business to be a part of the event, please call (660) 665-3766.