YHC’s Annual Fall Fest Offers Family-Friendly Fun

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Media Contact: LeAnn Waldroup
(706) 379-5310, klwaldroup@yhc.edu

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. 24, on the YHC campus. Activities are scheduled throughout the evening, beginning at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public and promises to be a fun-filled event for all ages. Fall Fest 2013 is co-sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities, Office of Residence Life and Office of Campus Recreation.

“Behind the scenes, CAB members have been hard at work planning this exciting event,” said YHC Director of Campus Activities Ashley Randall. “I’ve never seen a school put together such a collaborative program between campus offices, student organizations and the local community.”

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, and the Myers Student Center will be home to a spooktacular fun house 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.

The YHC chapter of the Student Professional Association for Georgia Educators (SPAGE) will sponsor a book drive during the event. Attendees are encouraged to participate by bringing new or lightly used books.

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 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 226-bed residence hall that is expected to earn LEED certification, a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village and a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics, and in 2012, was invited to become the 14th member of the Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2013-2014 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit yhc.edu.

The Young Harris College campus will be transformed into a spooktacular Fall Fest on Thursday, Oct. 24.