Students form a community “In the Jungle”

By John Reed

SC Staff Writer

On Saturday, April 26, the Student Senate will hold their fourteenth annual “Community on the Quad” event from 12 to 4 PM.

The driving idea behind holding this event on a yearly basis is to bring together the ESU community with the local residents from around the area and allow them to interact in a positive setting.

This year’s theme is “In the Jungle” and will allow the myriad of clubs and organizations to decorate their booths in a wild and exciting motif.

All clubs and organizations that have registered have an opportunity to sell merchandise related to their group.

Organizations such as the Art Association will have a face painting station, while the Campus Activity Board will sponsor music – they will have live animals too.

The Student Senate will sponsor a myriad of games and stations – such as a tiger-shaped moon bounce, inflatable obstacle course, jungle green screen photos, wax hand models, and multiple caricature artists.

The Senate’s booth will be decorated with jungle paraphernalia as they give out a customized “Community on the Quad” animal cracker.

While thematic designs for each organization’s booth are suggested, it is not a requirement nor will any clubs be penalized for a lack of decorations.

The rules and regulations of the campus guidelines will be in place, but the Student Senate does not anticipate any issues.

“There has not been any problems with campus guidelines that I know of and we do not expect any because we hope clubs and organizations take this event seriously,” said Student Senate Special Event Coordinator, Melissa Ciment.

Local businesses from around the area have been invited to participate and the Student Senate is hoping to see a sizable turnout from the surrounding community.

Reservations are available through a small donation – minimum of five dollars – that will go towards the Student Activity Association, Inc. and a completed space reservation form.

“Community on the Quad” will be open for participants until April 4 on a first come, first serve basis where each organization is limited to only one booth.

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