If you happened to stumble upon the quad Tuesday night, you would have found yourself amongst miniature superheroes, ghastly ghouls, and candy-eating royalty at the SGA’s Fall Harvest Festival. Celebrating its second year, this event brings together organizations from all across campus to give back to the community through volunteering and provides entertainment and games for all those who attend.
Students of all kinds blended in with their own creative costumes and themed tables in what can only be described as true Halloween spirit. Ranging from freshman zombies to Hogwarts students to Pokémon trainers, JSU students were given the chance to create games for their organizations and clubs for those who attended the Harvest Fest.
From sponsoring pumpkin bowling to bean-bag-tosses, local children who came to the event were catered to with the promise of candy with each table’s display. Alongside the students, the crowd was also offered an arrangement of activities including the inflatable duel match provided by the National Guard and dance performances via the Dance Academy.
JSU’s Student Government Association’s Kalyn Cabral was very enthusiastic when discussing this year’s event.
“My favorite part about it is that people really get into it and decorating. I really enjoy the atmosphere.”
Although it is only the festival’s second year, it has already made a big impact here on campus. With over twenty-seven on-campus organizations involved, it’s easy to see how much potential this autumn time event has.
There are hopes for even more growth with next year’s fall, but for now JSU’s students have accomplished bringing an afternoon of fun to the campus and local community.
It just goes to show that it doesn’t matter how old you are when it comes to enjoying the fun of wearing a costume, playing games, and eating candy.