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Young Harris College’s Annual Fall Fest Offers Family-Friendly Fun
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College will present the annual Fall Fest Thursday, Oct. 27, on the Young Harris College campus. Activities are scheduled throughout the evening, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and promises to be a fun-filled event for all ages. Fall Fest 2011 is co-sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities, Office of Residence Life and Office of Campus Recreation.
The College’s main plaza will be full of Halloween games, activities and treats, including candy apples, face painting, pumpkin decorating and a costume contest. Trick-or-treating will take place in Enotah Hall and Appleby Center residence halls, while the YHC Recreation and Fitness Center will be transformed into a frightfully fun haunted house.
Most activities are free, although some will have a small charge for participation. Proceeds from the priced events support the activities of the College’s student organizations.
Canned food items will be collected during the event as part of the Fall Fest Food Drive. All donations will be presented to the Towns County Food Pantry in Young Harris, Ga.
For more information, contact the Office of Campus Activities at (706) 379-5110.
About Young Harris College
2011 marks the 125th anniversary for Young Harris College, a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. Long known for nurturing students during the first two years of college, Young Harris College received accreditation in 2008 to grant bachelor’s degrees. The College currently has approximately 900 students across four divisions—Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 148-bed, apartment-style residential village. Earlier this year, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. For more information, visit www.yhc.edu.