Students, parents, staff and University of La Verne alumni came together on Saturday to celebrate Homecoming at the Homecoming Street Fair.
Those who attended the awaited weekend played games, won prizes, enjoyed candy and cupcakes, and learned about the different organizations offered on campus.
Each of the booths had a theme from a different show from TV Land, the theme for the entire Homecoming Week.
The best booth won $150 for their organization. The winner, Psi Chi, the psychology honors society, had a booth themed around “I Love Lucy.”
Michelle Alfaro, Psi Chi president, said they were thrilled and excited about the prize.
Psi Chi organized a game inspired by the “Chocolate Factory” episode of “I Love Lucy.”
In the show Lucy uses a conveyor belt to get chocolates ready but can not keep up with the conveyor.
In the game at the booth, the idea was to wrap as many chocolates in paper with only a small amount of time.
They also gave out raffle tickets to those who could answer all the trivia questions about the show.
The College Panhellenic Association held mock weddings at their booth, which was themed after “The Honeymooners.”
Caitlin Lim, who helped organize the CPA booth said they had everything for the wedding including rings, certificates, a veil for the bride and they even came up with vows that related to Homecoming.
The vows themselves stated that such marriage was only valid until the next day.
“I enjoyed getting married at the ‘Honeymooners’ booth,” junior Marcella Marquez said.
LeoFM provided a lively mood for the event by having interviewing members of the organizations that had booths and playing music.
The booths all seemed to have creative games to be played.
“Our theme was ‘Cheers’ so we wanted to incorporate bar games, so we had root beer chugging races,” Alberto Castillo, a junior member of the Rainbow Alliance, said. “No one got past the second cup.”
Some of the other themes included “Star Trek,” “Batman,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Bonanza,” “The Brady Bunch,” “Bewitched,” “Saved by the Bell,” “The Addams Family” and even the Mexican classic comedy show “El Chavo del Ocho.”
The fair also included a classic car show in the parking lot between the new Campus Center and the Hanawalt
House as well as a performance from the dance team.
The alumni lunch was outside of Miller Hall at the same time as the fair. These two events were followed by the football game and the crowning of seniors Samantha Cacchione and Ryan Figgs as Homecoming queen and king.
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In a photo caption in the Nov. 13 edition of the Campus Times, Homecoming King Ryan Figgs was incorrectly identified as the activities coordinator of publicity for the African American Student Alliance. He is currently president of the Brother’s Forum. The Campus Times regrets the error.