Spring Carnival returns to campus

Posted by Centre News in Campus, News 08 May 2015

First established in 1903, Carnival has been a tradition at Centre College for over a century, and this year’s event promises to be as exciting as ever.

The festivities will take place Friday, May 8, with activities to be held 4 to 7 p.m. on the Campus Center lawn.

Among the attractions on the Carnival roster are an inflatable obstacle course, bungee run, sumo wrestling and games for younger children as well. Student organizations from all corners of campus life will have booths with various activities.

Dinner will be served on the lawn from 5-8 p.m. with special cookout-themed selections.

The annual St. Baldrick’s event will also take place during Carnival. Each year, Centre students raise funds for St. Baldrick’s foundation by promising to shave their heads in return for a financial pledge to the nonprofit. Since 1999, St. Baldrick’s has organized efforts all over the world to fund research for childhood cancer and facilitate treatment for young people fighting this deadly disease.

“Carnival is always a fun and relaxing way to end the school year,” says Director of Campus Activities Kendrick Durham. “We are excited to host the event again this year. It looks like we’ll have great weather, so we hope the Centre community can join in the fun.”

by Anne Evans
May 7, 2015