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BMC celebrates Fall Fest at WPCC

posted Nov 2, 2017, 3:13 AM by Cheryl Shuffler

By Natalie Ollis, Burke Middle School student


            Western Piedmont Community College and Burke Middle College students come together every year for a huge event called Fall Fest. It is a favorite school event because there is free lunch catered from a local restaurant, club booths, music, games and crafts to take home. Jake’s catered hamburgers, hotdogs and chips this year, and there were funnel cakes for dessert. Fall Fest allows students to connect with each other and have fun at school to take a break from class.

            During Fall Fest, many clubs set up booths in order to promote involvement with the student body. Some clubs that set up were the Science Club, ASL Club and Rotaract Club. There were some colleges that set up tables too, such as Appalachian State University, and also the WPCC Financial Aid advisors. Carly Carpenter, a senior at Burke Middle College, said that she “enjoyed seeing all of the different clubs and organizations gaining support and interacting with the students and staff.” She volunteered, working to serve the food for the students, because she said she wanted to support the SGA and be involved in her schools.

            Fall Fest is also known for the crafts and games. This year, there was a blow up laser tag arena, DIY tie-dye coasters and personalized license plates. Angel Xiong, WPCC SGA president and BMC senior, was very excited about the turnout for the crafts and event itself. She said her favorite part was the customizable tie-dye coasters. She said, “It was a great experience being able to personalize and design a coaster that I can hold onto forever.”

Students tie-dyed the coasters using sharpies and alcohol, and then could further personalize them by putting on a monogram sticker. SGA student volunteers also helped students make license plates to take home, or put on the front of their vehicles.