Spring Carnival arrives on campus

Posted by Centre News in Campus, News, Special Event 09 May 2014

carnivalFirst established in 1903, Carnival has been a tradition at Centre College for over a century, and this year’s event promises to be as memorable as ever. Festivities will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Hazelrigg Gym in Sutcliffe Hall, and will include new attractions as well as some old favorites. Among the activities on the Carnival roster are a 24-foot rock wall, an inflatable obstacle course and laser tag, human bowling, games for younger children and booths sponsored by various student organizations. Dinner will be served in Cowan with special cookout-themed selections.

jakemiller4Later in the evening, students will enjoy performances by King’s Dead and Jake Miller (pictured right) in Chowan, with doors opening at 8:30 p.m. This year’s concert theme is “Red, White and Blue,” so guests are encouraged to come in their best American attire.

Rachel Carter ’14, who has helped organize this year’s Carnival in her role as big events and  partnerships chair for the Student Activities Council, is optimistic about the concert.

“We’re pleased to welcome Jake Miller to campus after a last-minute change in the concert line-up,” she says. “We’re also doing something new this year; be one of the first 10 people to arrive to Chowan and you’ll receive a special pass to meet the concert performers in person.”

Additionally, guests will have a chance to win Jake Miller swag as part of a “Text to Win” giveaway.

“I think Carnival will be a huge success,” says Carter, “one students will remember for years to come.”

by Caitlan Cole ’14