Ouachita Baptist University’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) will host the 2013 Spring Fling this Friday, April 5, in Ouachita’s Grant Plaza.
“It’s a way for students to celebrate the coming of spring,” said Hannah Pilcher, a senior Spanish major from North Little Rock, Ark., and co-chair of CAB. “It’s a way for us to have a huge play day and we want to give students free fun things to do.”
Spring Fling will begin at 3 p.m. and offer a variety of events for students to enjoy: inflatables, games, snow cones, popcorn and booths set up by clubs and organizations. Dinner will be served on the lawn and after it gets dark, The Hobbit will be also shown on the lawn to close out the evening.
“One of my favorite things is to be outside on a beautiful day, enjoying God’s creation,” said Shelby Davis, a sophomore biology major from White Oak, Texas, and CAB co-chair with Pilcher. “I can’t say that I have a favorite event, but the little kid in me definitely loves the inflatables.”
Pilcher disagrees about the inflatables, saying, “I don’t love to play on the inflatables, but I love to watch my friends and peers play on them. Some of the best pictures and memories come from goofing off and having fun.”
Saturday morning after Spring Fling, students will have the opportunity to give back to the community with Tiger Serve Day. “We specifically planned for Spring Fling to be the Friday before Tiger Serve Day,” Pilcher said. “We want students to have a really great weekend on campus; Friday is full of having fun and then we turn around on Saturday and serve the community.”
“Spring Fling may seem like a little event, but to see everyone contribute a part and come together to put on a fun afternoon for all of campus really exemplifies the unity and family that Ouachita stands for,” Davis said.
Spring Fling is free and open to all Ouachita students, faculty, staff and their families. In case of rain, the movie will be shown in Walker Conference Center.
For more information, contact Allison Sweatman at email@example.com or (870) 245-4561.
By Ryleigh Salmon