COLONIE – Hundreds of people came to Colonie High School on Saturday, May 20, for Raiderfest, a community wide event sponsored by iCARE.
There was a dedication ceremony at the Hill of Heroes, a host of carnival-type games, a number of crafters and vendors, music, a rock climbing wall, a “big truck” exhibition, a STEAM expo a color run and many more activities and attractions.
The annual Raiderfest is sponsored by iCARE, a program that includes students and staff that “operates on the core values of Integrity, Community, Accountability, Respect and Empathy.”
This school year, iCARE is focused on raising awareness of poverty and homelessness and have been raising funds for the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless and the Homeless and Travelers Aid Society.
“Our hope is to break the impersonal interactions of an electronics saturated society and to bring the bonds of personal interactions and a true neighborhood feeling back to the wonderful residents of Colonie,” According to the flyer announcing Raiderfest.