Event to offer a raffle and promote Halloween costume contest
By Alejandro Diaz
Student organizations at this college have joined together to set up Scare Fair in lieu of Octoberfest to raise funds.
The event will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday in the mall.
“The office of student life usually puts on Octoberfest, but they don’t have the staff to make that happen this year, so the clubs got together and decided to do Scare Fair,” Psychology Club President Shannon Hladik said.
She is organizing the event.
After getting approval from student life, Hladik informed clubs by word of mouth about the event, which resulted in nine clubs deciding to be involved in Scare Fair.
Clubs that will be participating in the event are Phi Theta Kappa; Club AMAR; Gay, Ally, and Lesbian Association; Psychology Club; Non-traditional Students Club; Parkour Club; Gaming Club; Otaku Hangout; and American Institute of Architecture Students.
Participating clubs will sell food and provide dancing, karaoke, a DJ, gaming station and a free raffle, Hladik said.
The office of student life will provide tables, chairs and tents for the event.
Carrie Hernandez, senior specialist of the office of student life, said that the clubs petitioned to organize the event because they will not participate in SACtacular and needed a fundraiser.
Club members hope to attract students to the event by offering free raffle tickets and promoting the Halloween costume contest sponsored by student life. Both the raffle and the Halloween costume contest will offer prizes.
Hernandez is organizing the Halloween costume contest at noon in the Fiesta Room of Loftin Student Center.
The judges will be looking for most creative, funniest and scariest costumes. Winners will receive gifts baskets filled with candies, treats and drinks, Hernandez said.
The raffle winners will be announced at the costume contest, and winners will receive gift baskets. Each club is putting together a basket, Hladik said.
“We wanted to provide something fun for our students this month and raise some money for our clubs,” Hladik said.
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