Lewis and Clark Community College’s Fall Fest 2017 happened Wednesday, Sept. 6, just outside the main campus building.
Students, faculty and staff came together to enjoy the fun and free food Student Activities had to offer.
“We had a variety of options for students to be engaged with,” Jared Hennings, director of Student Activities, said. “We had a variety of clubs that operate their function here at the campus to inform students as far as what they do here.”
Students were able to partake in this Student Activities sponsored event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and check out numerous clubs at tables, choose a sandwich with multiple sides and snacks, and enter in a handful of contests, all while listening to music played by a DJ.
Getting students to come check out Fall Fest can be tricky, but Student Activities had a trump card. Hennings said the food does the trick.
“Obviously, you can’t have a big event like that without free food,” Hennings said. “So, we had a variety of food that was offered for students to partake in.”
He planned for 800 meals and ran out of food. When asked if Fall Fest was a success, Hennings said he was afraid of falling short, but thinks it ultimately surpassed his goal.
“At least planning for that number of people was not in vain,” Hennings said. “So, we did meet that number.”
Fall Fest is also a way to inform students of programs and what they can get involved in at Lewis and Clark.
There was also plenty to check out and do at Fall Fest. Multiple tables lined the lawn from Lewis and Clark’s radio station WLCA 89.9 FM handing out giveaways to Lewis and Clark’s security guards giving out free snow cones.
“We gave away concert tickets to Echo Smith, Two Doors Cinema Club, Milky Chance, and we also did T-shirt giveaways,” Director of Production for 89.9 Samantha Seeley said.
There were also competitions for students to show off their skills like a tug of war, a Frisbee accuracy throw contest, dance contest and a hula hoop contest.
Students were able to break the ice of the fall semester and meet other students they would not normally see, so Fall Fest was a success in Hennings eyes.
“It seemed liked everybody that was there enjoyed the experience and enjoyed the day,” Hennings said.