Spring finally arrived at Lewis and Clark on April 20, 2016 with the celebration of Springfest. This year’s theme was ‘Going Green’ and emphasized the efforts of L&C and it’s students to reduce waste and increase conservation on campus.
The event was moved inside the George C. Terry Riverbend Arena because of inclement weather, but Springfest remained unhampered as many students showed up to partake in the celebration.
Free hamburgers and hot dogs were served to the Springfest attendees. There were also many exciting activities to be enjoyed, such as an inflatable rock climbing wall and a bouncy castle.
Ridefinders, a non-profit organization based out of St. Louis, were present to promote alternative modes of transportation and carpooling, to help conserve energy and reduce emissions, to create a cleaner community.
Several student organizations also showed up to promote their clubs or activities, such as the Veterans’ Club, the Nursing program, and the Automotive Technology club..
Brendan Vanos, a student and member of the new comedy club on campus, took the opportunity to showcase the recently created Business of Comedy Club. He and his friends used Springfest to promote the new club and get other students involved. “It’s pretty energetic! The atmosphere is fun,“ Vanos said, “We’re trying to get noticed and start doing stuff once we get more people to join.”
Many other activities were available for people to participate in, such as a photo booth, a caricaturist drawing pictures of students and a balloon twister shaping figures for people. L&C was also holding a lottery, giving out free concert tickets for the summer to any student who posted pictures of themselves on Instagram at Springfest using the hashtag ‘L&C.’
A D.J. was also present to provide music to accompany the many contests which were held, like limbo, hula hooping and even a dance off. Although Malik Washington, a student at L&C, said he is shy, but took the chance to show off his moves in the dance off, and ended up winning. Malik said, “It was a great experience, it was a lot of fun.” He was glad that the school organized the event stating, “I appreciate the opportunity to be here.”
Ultimately, Springfest was a success in creating a good time for the L&C community on campus while encouraging students to work towards creating a cleaner environment with their actions.
Check out some of the photos of Springfest, recapping the action of the day at L&C’s Flickr account at http://bit.ly/1UdmGu3.