Food, fun, friends at La Verne's free 'Fair'

Campus Times
May 7, 1999

photo by Miki Chishaki

Mohammed Ghonim, senior chemistry major, is caught in mid-air showing his skills on the Acro-flight, which was part of "Spring Fair," an ASF sponsored event that was free to all students. This program was the last event that ASF has planned for the school year. The event also provided commuter students with a free lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs.

by Alisha Rosas
Staff Writer

Students getting out of class walked onto the University Mall and observed the many events that were a part of the University of La Verne's "Spring Fair."

The Fair, which was sponsored by the Associated Student Federation (ASF) Forum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. yesterday, had many forms of entertainment.

Those featured were: "Joust," "Acroflight," "Prize Booth," "Clear Climbwall," "Big Bout Boxing" and "Slam Dunk Obstacle." There was no charge to participate in the events, and it was open to all ULV students.

The event was catered by Aramark Dining Services, and commuter students were able to eat free of charge, while on-campus residents used their meal cards to pay for lunch.

A lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs and other condiments helped to make the outside eating activity seem like a picnic among good friends.

The cost of the event totaled $4,000, according to Eboni Stanford, a Forum member who took on a great deal of responsibility in terms of planning the "Spring Fair."

Stanford commented on L.A. Partyworks, the store that supplied the equipment and said, "They gave us a really good deal. They gave us half off on everything."

Raffle tickets were available to all winners of the events. Throughout the day, Forum members held a raffle to determine which winner would have a chance to enter the booth for 15 seconds.

Those who entered the booth could grab as much paper money as possible, all of which would be redeemed for other prizes.

Gift certificates for the Montclair Plaza and other businesses, as well as tickets to Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm or Six Flags Magic Mountain, were also examples of the prizes students could redeem in exchange for paper money.

Fred Baker, also a Forum member, said, "This is the final event of the year ... it's just a chance to have fun."