Campus Celebrates Fall

The fall festivities have begun, and this weekend, one of the most anticipated events will finally be here.

This Saturday from 5 p.m. until 12 a.m. the annual Hayride/Fall Festival will be held at Camp Toccoa, right down the road from school. All students are invited to this event.

The night will begin with a Hayride that will pick students up at designated locations around campus. At the end of the ride, students will be dropped off in front of the Student Center by 8 p.m. At this time, there will be vans shuttling students to -and-fro Camp Toccoa for the rest of the festivities. You must ride a shuttle over to the camp; there will be no on-sight parking.

“My favorite part about the Fall Festival is the pumpkin carving competition,” said Social Life Director for SGA Stephen Henriques. But on top of that, there will be a corn-hole tournament, face painting, pumpkin painting and a best costume award. All students are encouraged to come dressed in their most unique costumes, not only those who have been tagged for tag week. Last year’s winner, Willis Norman, won the competition; he was dressed as a tree with Christmas lights, and proceeded to plug himself into a wall to light up.

Free food will also be present, which is always a plus. Hot-dogs, burgers and pumpkin pie will be provided all night, along with hot apple cider. But, if that isn’t enough to get you interested, there will also be ingredients for making s’mores over the camp fire.

Henriques said that the Fall Festival is always a good kick-off event to the fall season, where students can get a break from classes and enjoy the fellowship of their peers. Not to mention, “Hayrides are fun!” he added.