With cooperative weather and numerous volunteers, SUPB’s Carroll Fest took place in Keller Commons on Saturday, April 25.
Offering many activities and events for students to get involved, Carroll Fest provided entertainment throughout the evening. The entire event was free to students.
Among the freebies were merchandise including T-shirts and water bottles, in addition to free food, including a cook out, barrio tacos, hot chocolate, East Coast Custard and a truck serving Italian foods.
Activities offered to students including tie-dye T-shirt stations and playing Frisbee or cornhole on the quad. Musical entertainment was provided for the evening by local band performances, including “Item,” “Evolution,” “Sweepyheads” and “Northrun Whale.”
Some JCU students who took part in the festivities shared their thoughts about the event.
As she tie-dyed a T-shirt, freshman Melissa Salinas said, “Carroll Fest is very lively. This is my first time here, and I am going to stay here as long as I can. Also, the food smells so good.”
Senior Dina Hanna said, “This is my fourth time here at Carroll Fest. I love this event so much because everybody is so energetic. My favorite activity is the tie-dye station, and I usually come at different times to try multiple activities.”
“This is my first time here at Carroll Fest,” said sophomore Nickencia Weaver. “It is really cool, and the loud music woke me up, so I decided to come and see what was going on. I really enjoy the music, and the food is awesome.”
Junior Ghada Abu-Shaweesh, caught eating ice-cream from the East Coast Custard truck, said, “This is my second time to attend Carroll Fest. I like the bands that are playing, and I am looking forward to all the other activities. I am really enjoying the day and think this is a great way to relax and see everybody energized before finals.”
If you missed the opportunity to attend Carroll Fest, mark your calendars for next year, because it is a great way to relax and have fun while getting ready for finals.