Young Harris College’s Annual Fall Fest Offers Family-Friendly Fun

Friday, October 12, 2012

Media Contact: Krystin Dean
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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 on Thursday, Oct. 25, on the YHC 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 2012 is co-sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities, Office of Residence Life and Office of Campus Recreation.

“The students planning the event are working overtime to make this year’s Fall Fest even bigger and better than last year,” said YHC Campus Activities Board (CAB) President Kelsey Harris, a junior education major from Lawrenceville, Ga.

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.

The YHC Recreation and Fitness Center will be transformed into a thrilling and chilling haunted house that is recommended for children 11 and older. A new addition to this year’s festivities will be a spooktacular fun house in Myers Student Center that is recommended for children 10 and under.

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.

“This annual event is always a huge success and provides a great way for YHC students to make connections with the local community,” said Interim Director of Campus Activities Brittany Hopson. “CAB has been collaborating with various student organizations on campus to make this year’s Fall Fest more memorable than ever before.”

For more information, contact the Office of Campus Activities at (706) 379-5110.

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is 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. The College currently has more than 1,000 students across five divisions—Education, 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 248-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. YHC is among fewer than 200 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2012-2013 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit

Quincey Rosser, of Young Harris, Ga., got a lift from Luke the Mountain Lion during Fall Fest 2011.

(Left to right) Logan, Shannon and Devan Anderson, of Blairsville, Ga., enjoyed last year’s festivities.