LaGrange College is gearing up for fall break and the holidays, with students ready to finish up their semesters and move on to the next or either graduate. However, with the year winding down, that doesn’t mean that the college is slowing down with their fun activities and their give back to the community. This was apparent this past Thursday night, October 26th, when the college hosted their annual fall festival at the academic quad on campus.
Each Halloween is special at LaGrange College now where for the past few years they have hosted this festival for free for the entire community to attend. There is a plethora of things for the kids of the community to be excited about when this event rolls around. There are so many things to do including a supervised trick or treat in Hawkes Hall, a costume contest, face painting, carnival games, and so much more.
Children from the ages of 3 to 10 were invited to come out and take part in the festivities, festivities that were student led. Even though there was no cost of admission, the college did ask for non-perishable food items or monetary donations be made. These food items will go to local food banks in order to help feed those in need. All across the quad kids were out enjoying the fun in their Halloween costumes and collecting candy, preparing for the sugar rushes to come. LaGrange College has always been of generous spirit and has always been the first to try and give back to the community in any way that they can.
Their fall festival has become a big hit with many in the community and they look to keep that trend going in the coming years. Between events such as these, the college’s servant scholars program, and several other charitable outings, LaGrange College is helping improve and already incredible community one event, and even one festival at a time.