By Kimberly Rivera
More than 500 gathered on a sunny Saturday afternoon for Fall Fest at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Sixteen student organizations participated in the fundraiser event for their yearly budgets.
This year, student organizations were able to raise money since last year’s event was rained out and canceled.
The Chemistry club participated in Fall Fest for the first time this year. Chemistry Club president, Erick Reynero, reached out locally for donations since most club members are on financial aid.
Allan Pundt, President of Tom’s Snacks, a local snack vending distributor since 1925, donated 1,000 bags of chips for the Chemistry Club to profit.
The booth raised approximately $300 for their school semester budget.
The club plans to use the profit to attend the National Meeting and Exposition conference hosted by the American Chemical Society in Spring 2017.
Other student organizations succeeded raising funds.
The Pre-Health Society Club held a Stress Buster car smashing event for attendees. The club made $878 in profit for the school year. Local business, Atlas Towing, donated a car to the club for their fundraising event.
During Fall Fest, families and friends were able to take photos at the traditional pumpkin patch hosted by Jaguar Recreational Sports.
The free booth was a big hit and participants got to take a pumpkin home.
Plans for next year are just taking off since Campus Activities Board recently returned from a National Association for Campus Activities conference in Arlington, Texas.
At the conference, the board gained new tips and insight for a more successful Fall Fest next October.