FunFest brings Fiesta fun

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Illustration by Juan Carlos Campos

Illustration by Juan Carlos Campos

By Carolina D. Vela

The office of student life is bringing Fiesta on campus with FunFest 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 24 in the mall.

The event is sanctioned as a Fiesta San Antonio event. Fiesta begins Thursday and continues to April 28.

Fiesta, the city’s largest event, started in 1891 to honor battles at the Alamo and San Jacinto, which ended Mexico’s control of Texas and marked the birth of a new nation.

Over 3 million people fill the city each year to enjoy over 100 events all over the city. It takes the help of 75,000 volunteers to make it happen.

FunFest will feature the “Show us your Shoes!” contest and the “Viva Fiesta!” hat parade.

Students will be showing off their joyfully adorned hats and shoes.

“Students have to be creative and funny with their hat and shoe creations,” student activities Specialist Carrie Hernandez said.

First, second and third place winners will be announced during FunFest at noon and will receive an official Fiesta T-shirt and six SAC Fiesta medals to share and trade.

To enter the contest, apply at Entries must be in by April 22.

Student organizations will be selling food and drinks including fruit cups, beef fajita tacos, sausage wraps, hot dogs, Frito pies, beef sliders and donuts. There will also be live music performed by indie rock band Langton Drive.

Secretary Mary Schlabig said proceeds from the event will benefit club activities.

For more info, visit or contact Hernandez at 210-486-0128 or


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