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Annual FAB Fall Fest celebrates the season

The annual Fall Fest, hosted by the Flash Activities Board on Wednesday evening on Centennial Green, was a way to bring fall activities to the university in celebration of the fall season, FAB president Jillian Mt. Castle said. 

“We’re just trying to bring a fall experience to campus so students can get that kind of pumpkin patch feel,” the senior special education major said. 

Mt. Castle said FAB brought live music, horse and carriage rides and hot apple cider to the event, and students also had the opportunity to use the photo booth. FAB also altered and added some items and activities to the event this year.

“We wanted to do something a little bit different than we did last year, so we did a different giveaway, and we did beanies this year when last year we did mugs,” she said. “We also did some new crafts just to keep students entertained if you’re coming year after year. We have music from the Dog-Friendly Band, which is honestly a great partnership that we’ve made with them, and we have horse and carriage rides just for students to go around campus, which is really fun.” 

Attendees sit down to create crafts at FAB’s Fall Fest on Oct. 11, 2023. (Isabella Schreck)

Catherine Chambers, a sophomore visual communication design major, was one of the students who tried out the new crafts section. 

“The one craft is decorating mini pumpkins with these cute little makers,” Chambers said. “I think I’m going to try and do a little Snoopy on mine, like from the ‘Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.’” 

Chambers said one of the other crafts offered was crafting fall bucket lists, which she planned to get to after trying the other activities set up. 

“I got one of the beanies, and I had some of the apple cider and donuts, which was delicious,” Chambers said. “I’m still getting ready to explore all the other stuff they have.”  

This was not Chambers’ first year at the annual Fall Fest, but she still described the event as exciting to attend. 

With around 25,000 people on the Kent campus, Chambers still found the FAB-hosted event to feel like a close-knit community gathering together. 

“I think the overall experience is really great,” Chambers said. “It’s very community-building because I feel like you just run into everybody here, which is awesome.”

Kayla Gleason is a reporter. Contact her at [email protected].

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