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Campus organizations fundraise at Fall Fest

Campus Activities Board discusses Fall Fest at a meeting Oct. 3 at Main Campus Building. Members voted against a $4,000 proposal from Radio Disney to participate in Fall Fest. Photo by Megan Head

By Kayla Dunlevy

The office of student life and wellness and Campus Activities Board are hosting Fall Fest 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20 at Main Campus Building, 1 University Way.

Fall Fest is held to promote and raise funds for student organizations. The free event is open to students, families and community members.

CAB President Stefanie Shedrock said about 20 student organizations are participating. Each organization is allowed to set up a specific booth with an activity, game, food or drink.

“This event has improved and keeps growing each year,” Shedrock said.

Participating student organizations are required to pay at a $50 deposit with an optional $25 fee to rent a canopy. CAB member Steven Zavala, English senior and Jaguar Ambassador, said a portion of the deposit is used to cover the sanitation permit.

Zavala was not sure if there is a fundraising cap for student. He said this is a time for them to raise money and are encouraged to do their best.

Lacy Lives, a local San Antonio band, plays during Fall Fest 2011 in the courtyard of Main Campus Building. File photo

Shedrock said three local bands will perform — Roadside Libby, Slick Dickens and Calle Sol.

Zavala said the different genres of music set the tone and represent A&M-San Antonio’s diverse student population.

Zavala said a variety of food, “everything from carnival favorites to comfort food and drinks,” will be for sale.

Shedrock provided a list of food items, which includes hot dogs, fried cheese cake, pizza rolls, raspas, cotton candy and lemonade.

Some activities include: dinosaur dig, limbo, musical chairs, face painting, pumpkin painting and sumo wrestling.

Campus security will be present to ensure a safe, family-friendly environment.

“Family participation is important. Parents and children might become more aware of the University and recognize TAMUSA as a future school,” Shedrock said.

For more information, contact the Campus Activities Board at 210-784-1329.

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