By Ashley Geise
It was all fun and games at HACC Fest last Friday. The festival was a fun filled day for students to unwind before hitting the books for finals. Music filled the air as students rode rides, played carnival games, and enjoyed the food vendors.
At the festival there was games, rides, plenty of food and a new addition this year vendors from Pampered Chef, Yummy Scentsations, Bee’s Creations, Scentsy, Rob and Annie Gordon Glass Crafts, and Evawn Lewis- E Jewelry for the students to enjoy.
Rides and games consisted of a zip line, bumper cars, sumo wrestling, and inflatable rock climbing wall, gladiator joust, turbo tubs, roll-the-ball, and a dunk tank for a fun way to cool an unsuspecting person in. A variety of food was offered from different vendors including HACC’s very own Latino/ Latina club MOSAICO providing their own specialties.
“It was a great time. My favorite part was riding the zip line,” exclaimed student Mario Serour.
“It was great seeing all the different activates that I could enjoy. The food was amazing and the games were fun to play,” said student Nikki Fry
The festival brings a laid back energetic feeling allowing students to relax amidst the preparations for final exams and projects. With games, food, and music from the DJ and even some students who wouldn’t feel more relaxed, during a stressful week.
“A lot of planning goes into HACC fest. SGA helps with what should be in the festival,” explained Jeff Fazio.
SGA helps figure out what would be a good idea to have at the festival so that students will have the most amount of fun. The Student Programming Board and Student Government Association help plan out the festival and find vendors to come to the campus.
SPB and SGA work towards planning what students would want at the festival along with contacting and contracting vendors.
“The students in SPB and SGA contact the vendors and work out a contract with them and come to me if they have any questions or problems with the process. It helps students build up teamwork and communication skills, along with putting them in control of what happens on campus to benefit them.” says Fazio
All proceeds from the festival benefited the Wildwood Park and keeping it clean and well taken care of.