After two long rainy days that started off the second to last week of classes, we finally had a sun filled day. This was perfect timing for McDaniel’s first annual FunFest – essentially a mini-carnival. The FunFest was hosted by the Trumpeters (no, we do not play trumpets) as a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Westminster. We are hoping that next year the new Trumpeters will continue the FunFest and carry on the tradition!
Several organizations on campus joined in on the fun to make the event a success including the Asian Community Coalition, the Writing Center, the Free Press, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Allies. Each organization hosted a different carnival game that students could play to win raffle tickets. The lollipop tree seemed to be the most popular game followed by the “Pie a writing tutor in the face” station. I paid $5 to pie my friend in the face and it was well worth the money! There was also a rubber duckie grab, corn hole, ballon darts, and “Comic Knockout.”
Music was blasting and friends were chatting all afternoon while soaking in the sun to begin their long awaited farmer’s tans. There were a lot of lucky winners who won donated gift cards to restaurants and businesses located all over Westminster. The most sought after gift card seemed to be the Rafael’s $20 gift card (a popular bar to hang out with friends on Thursday nights).
The event helped raise over $160 for the Boys and Girl Club of Westminster, which I am sure they will be excited to hear about!