Concordia University of Wisconsin’s Student Government Association produced a Harvest Happenings Fest for students that contained seasonal activities that let them have a break from studying.
The activities included a raffle drawing, pumpkin carving, petting zoo, lawn games, and concluded with an outdoor showing of Hocus Pocus in the chapel courtyard.
Katherine Vazquez explained that the petting zoo helped her cheer up.
“I really enjoyed the petting zoo because there were so many cute animals. I have to say my favorite was the little white goat who climbed up to the fence just for the food and attention,” Vazquez said.
Not only did the students participate in activities, they also got to enjoy fall foods. Student government put together a hot chocolate bar, a chili bar, and a desserts table, that included build your own caramel apple and Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
Junior Courtney Richards was especially fond of one of the food options.
“I was so excited that they had Krispy Kreme doughnuts. I have been craving them for awhile now because they are like a little piece of heaven in your mouth,” Richards said.
The students enjoyed treats and warm chili while they cuddled in blankets to watch Hocus Pocus.
“It was nice to have a break from the books and the studying and just relax a little and enjoy the wonderful fall season,” Vazquez said.
According to the students this was a nice event that gave them a break especial because midterms are approaching.
SGA President Steven Stiller was impressed by the turn out.
“I can say this idea was implemented for the first time last year when SGA realized there wasn’t much going on this time of the year. We had an estimated 350 last year and this year over 500,” Stiller said.
This event had a wonderful turnout and SGA members hope that the event continues to grow in years to come.