New Event Evokes Nostalgia Through Child’s Play

A wonderfully well-received addition to the Wildcat Events Board’s lineup of campus happenings – a Blanket Fort Competition that transported students back to their childhood comfort zones – was held Friday evening in the Bush Campus Center. Proposed by student Cassandra D. Henderson and brainstormed by WEB’s Special Events Team, which was searching for easy-to-deliver activities that wouldn’t break the bank, the contest challenged student participants to construct cozy hideaways in Penn’s Inn. And, once participants were hunkered down for a few hours, they were treated to free food and a showing of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (featuring filmdom’s utmost proponent of leisurely living). “The 13 students that participated brought arms full of blankets and were able to create very unique forts,” WEB’s Patrick C. Ferguson said. “When students weren’t working on their forts, they were conversing and laughing with one another with mouths full of ‘walking tacos.'”

– Photos by Rachel A. Eirmann, student photographer

A tent village takes shape on the CC's second floor.

A tent village takes shape on the CC’s second floor.

A drum roll for the winners ...

A drum roll for the winners …

... from left, Holly J. Wilson, of Lock Haven, enrolled in business administration: marketing concentration; Madison P. Shrout, a graphic design major from Petersburg; Amber L. Way, a pre-occupational therapy assistant student from Port Matilda; and Laura E. Cholko, of Port Carbon, a landscape/horticulture technology: plant production emphasis major.

… from left, Holly J. Wilson, of Lock Haven, enrolled in business administration: marketing concentration; Madison P. Shrout, a graphic design major from Petersburg; Amber L. Way, a pre-occupational therapy assistant student from Port Matilda; and Laura E. Cholko, of Port Carbon, a landscape/horticulture technology: plant production emphasis major.

Judges assess the competition.

Judges assess the competition.

Shrout (left) and Wilson playfully work on their team's first-place entry.

Shrout (left) and Wilson playfully work on their team’s first-place entry.

WEB's Natascha G. Santaella serves up popcorn at movietime.

WEB’s Natascha G. Santaella serves up popcorn at movietime.

Way camps out in comfy surroundings.

Way camps out in comfy surroundings.

 

 

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