The 10th annual SHSU Fall Fest brings out volunteers, faculty families
Published: Monday, October 28, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 02:10
With just three days until Halloween, ghouls, pirates, princesses and ghosts came to celebrate at the President’s Fall Festival hosted by Sam Houston State University President Dana Gibson Monday.
Activities included games, a costume runway and face paintings, which were run by volunteers from several different organizations on campus.
Ashley Shirley, freshman music education major, said that she was a volunteer with the Freshman Leadership Program and enjoyed working with the children of university employees.
"Right now these kids are real cute," Shirley said. "I like seeing them so happy like when you put this stuff in their hair and they just get really excited."
Lyssa Lavender, junior accounting major from Kats in Support of Shelters, said she has been volunteering since her freshman year.
"I love seeing the smiles on their little faces when I give them prizes," Lavendar said. "It makes me feel good like I helping the community".
Dozens of kids along with SHSU students, faculty and staff enjoyed a chilling evening of refreshments, games, and hay rides at Gibbs Ranch. Cameron Clay, the president's office's special events coordinator, said that the President's Fall Festival has been going on for 10 years. There are over 250 volunteers that help us throughout the day, Clay said. “Between setups and working the events and cleanups, we could not do it without the volunteers
“I think it’s a good way to show that community engagement,” Gibson said. “I think the university has been engaged in Huntsville and Walker County and has really grown in the last 10 years.”
;More campus events this week include the Lowman Student Center Takeover Wednesday from 8 p.m. to midnight, the Zombie Bike Ride with Outdoor Recreation on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Firefest on Thursday at 7 to 10 p.m.