John Carroll students who attended the SUPB sponsored Carroll Fest on Saturday, April 26 will remember the fun activities around the steps of D.J. Lombardo Student Center.
Walking down the steps of the Keller Commons, one may have felt like a kid in a candy store trying to decide where to go first.The smell of a cookout gave the fest a summertime vibe with hamburgers and hot dogs served fresh off the grill and a large assortment of chips and pop to go with it.
For those who wanted something healthier for the upcoming swim suit season, fresh fruit smoothies were blended on the spot. Later in the night, popcorn was popped and served.
The best part was that all of it was free.
There was also a tie-dying station. White T-shirts, as well as both small and full-sized beach towels became works of swirl art.
Last but not least, the Henna and face painting stations were just across the lawn. Henna tattoos were given by Kristina Haberek of HennaMe in Cleveland.
However, it would not be an SUPB event if there wasn’t a fun giveaway of some sort. A table full of wayfarer sunglasses with “Carroll Fest” printed on the side was a big freebie of the event.
Along with the glasses, there were printed lanyards and stickers with the Carroll Fest logo. Also, students could buy a pinnie, which had the event logo printed on the front, for just $5.
While all of these activities were taking place, live music played throughout the entire event.
Sophomore Matt Hribar, SUPB’s major events coordinator, was in charge of this year’s Carroll Fest. Hribar thought the day’s success was due to the publicity, giveaways, attendance and entertainment, to name a few.
“We definitely reached a lot of people with this event,” said Hribar. “The food and smoothies went extremely quickly, the latter of which was critically acclaimed at the event.”
Editor’s Note: To request bands or other suggestions to SUPB for next year’s Carroll Fest, visit jcu.edu.