By: Reagan Ayala
With midterms creeping up, one thing students look forward to on campus is the Fall Festival. This daylong event is for students to destress, grab a free pumpkin, and have some fun.
This year, the Fall Festival is planning on being bigger than ever before. Happening on Oct. 14, Student Life plans to keep traditions alive by having free pumpkins available for people to come to get and carve or paint as soon as they get their pumpkin.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a fun event without a Midwest favorite – a corn hole tournament. Some additions this year include a photo booth for attendees to remember their time!
With the jam packed event, the event coordinators need the financial support of the Student Government Association to make this event a success. Resident Coordinator Jacob Zell presented the Fall Festival to SGA for approval. He requested $1,586.87. The vote passed unanimously by the Senate.
The Fall Festival was not the only event to get funded during this meeting. Boo To You, Indiana University South Bends annual community trick or treating event, received the requested amount of $2,700.
The money was planned to be allocated towards pre-packaged candy bags, to help with any sanitary issues, food, and drinks for the event and pizza for all volunteers.
Slated for Oct. 28, Boo To You is open to all members of the community, not just IU South Bend students and staff. Clubs, organizations and volunteers typically hold a table and pass out candy to kids. For anyone looking to volunteer, more information will be available soon. Students, faculty or staff with children or younger siblings are encouraged to come out for free candy and games at Boo to You.