By Vicki Franks ’20
Gordon’s Campus Events Council and HUD Dorm events teams joined forces on October 27th, combining CEC’s annual Oktoberfest and the HUD Dorm’s Hoedown for the first time in Gordon history.
The mash-up featured activities such as the traditional string donut game, a photobooth, s’more-making, a potato sack race, painting inside Chase, a CEC Coffeehouse, and line dancing, Students came from every dorm to enjoy the games, music, and food under the party lights.
CEC Events Coordinator, Theresa Lucier ‘19 said she was excited to see so many students enjoying the event that she and others worked so hard to put together.
She mentioned CEC’s vision this year as being “fun and fresh,” in hopes that new events and the new twists in store for the old ones would draw a larger interest from the student population than in previous years.
“We’ve been planning this for about a month” said Evans RA Amber McCarty ‘19, who also serves as director of the Evans Council of Hall Occasions. “We’re extremely happy about the turnout that we had. Everyone seemed like they had a great time, and it was a great night!”
The Coffeehouse and line dancing, tucked in between Wilson and Lewis Halls, provided the music for the event. As students roasted marshmallows on the grill-turned-firepit, they enjoyed live music sung and played by their classmates. If the s’mores didn’t satisfy their cravings, there were meatballs, chips, and dip-it-yourself apples by crockpots of heated caramel beside the hot apple cider located in front of Chase Hall.
Many students took advantage of the photobooth, which was furnished with a haystack bench and plenty of pumpkins. The pictures taken at the event will be posted on the Gordon College Campus Events Council Facebook Page.