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Circus Day kicks off Homecoming

Junior biology major Vivian Aceves and junior mathematics major Allison Jimenez enjoy their free Wienerschnitzel lunch Tuesday on one of the picnic blankets spread out by the Campus Activities Board in Sneaky Park. A Wienerschnitzel food truck and an ice cream truck provided free food for Circus Day as a part of Homecoming Week. / photo by Nicole Ambrose

Junior biology major Vivian Aceves and junior mathematics major Allison Jimenez enjoy their free Wienerschnitzel lunch Tuesday on one of the picnic blankets spread out by the Campus Activities Board in Sneaky Park. A Wienerschnitzel food truck and an ice cream truck provided free food for Circus Day as a part of Homecoming Week. / photo by Nicole Ambrose

Alejandra Aguilar
Staff Writer

The Campus Activities Board chose a unique Homecoming theme this year and brought Circus Day to the campus.

Circus Day was held on the second day of Homecoming Week. To celebrate, a Wienerschnitzel food truck, an ice cream truck, a t-shirt stand, a yo-yo stand and picnic blankets were brought to the campus.

Besides having fun, Circus Day’s purpose was to get the students to vote for homecoming king and queen.

If they voted, they were given a free t-shirt.

“We wanted something that was new and fresh this year – something creative,” Yvette Carrillo, CAB major events chairwoman, said.

Long lines formed as students stood in front of the Wienerschnitzel food truck, waiting for their chili dog or corn dog, fries and a soft drink. The ice cream truck served soft served ice cream.

Picnic blankets were spread across Sneaky Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Students sat on picnic blankets, enjoyed their meal and shared moments of laughter with one another.

“I always love the freebies,” Cindy Lai, senior business major, said.

According to Carrillo, the numbers fluctuate but it takes anywhere around 20 to 30 people to set up a big CAB event like Circus Day.

She said it is difficult to set up a successful event, because at times, they get stuck on ideas due to the number of people who participate.

Sarah Mayo and Brittney Magsino, both CAB volunteers, sat at a table offering students free yo-yos and fliers for the rest of the homecoming events.

“Events like these bring people together. It’s entertaining and it makes people aware of CAB,” Sarah Mayo, volunteer and sociology major, said.

“Circus day showcases what the school can do for you and allows you to meet new people,” Magsino, volunteer and business major at ULV said.

CAB has set up activities like circus day for all of the six days that the Homecoming celebration lasts.

“Homecoming is week a celebration of our school, and it’s just one time during the year that we all come out during this week and celebrate together. All that CAB does is for the students so they should come out, support and meet new people,” Carrillo said.

Later that night at 10 p.m., a Marionette show was going to take place at the Morgan Auditorium. CAB committee and volunteers encouraged students participate and support Homecoming 2013.

Alejandra Aguilar can be reached at alejandra.aguilar@laverne.edu.

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