October 22, 2009
09-170

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

Student Groups Host Fall Festivals This Weekend

VALDOSTA - Valdosta State University's front lawn will hold fun for students of all ages. Dress in your most creative costume or grab a donation of non-perishables and prepare for fun and games as student organizations host fall festivals on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24-25.

Saturday, Oct. 24
Black Student League Fall Carnival

VSU students can test their pumpkin carving skills, challenge their friends in games of ring toss or participate in a variety of carnival-style games geared toward young adults. Bring a donation of non-perishable food, clothing or office supplies to the Black Student League (BSL) booth on the front lawn beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday.

BSL President Loren Bass said the organization's members wanted to give students something to look forward to, while also helping others. Inspired by the Spectator's 11.6 Percent; Be Part of the Fix," the league wanted to go beyond the typical donations to local shelters and soup kitchens and also collect items for the campus community, which is operating after strict budget cuts.

E-mail Bass at vsu_bsl@yahoo.com for more information.


Sunday, Oct. 25
Greek Life Second Annual Children's Fall Festival

Join Zeta Phi Beta and a host of other Greek organizations in their efforts to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Refreshment sales will fund the nonprofit and activities, each sponsored by a student group, are free of charge. Children of all ages are encouraged to dress for trick-or-treating and prepare for fun.

Prizes will be awarded for best costumes and kids can showcase their talents in a hula-hoop contest, a three-legged race, musical chairs, fishing, sports and more. Chi Omega will transform faces with painting and the host sorority will capture memories of all the fun in the photo booth.

Officers from DARE and other law enforcement officials will share information about fall safety. Kids can tour the fire safety house and check out a fire truck as well.

E-mail Zeta Phi Beta President Cassandra Murphy at cemurphy@valdosta.edu for more information.