Young Harris College Hosted Annual Fall Fest for Local Community

Friday, October 26, 2012

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Young Harris College Hosted Annual Fall Fest for Local Community

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – On Oct. 25, Young Harris College presented Fall Fest, an annual event held on the YHC campus. The family friendly event was attended by more than 1,000 community members, along with YHC faculty, staff and students.

The College’s main plaza was lined with 30 booths featuring Halloween games, activities and treats, including candy apples, face painting, pumpkin decorating and a costume contest. Trick-or-treating took place at Enotah Hall and Appleby Center residence halls, and the YHC Recreation and Fitness Center was transformed into a thrilling and chilling haunted house.

This year’s Fall Fest featured several new additions, including a spooktacular fun house in Myers Student Center, a “Bounce House” on the YHC Plaza and live music performed by YHC students.

“The participation and attendance from the local community made this the best Fall Fest yet, and the new additions to this year’s event were a big hit,” said YHC Interim Director of Campus Activities Brittany Hopson. “The hard work, leadership and enthusiasm of the students who organized Fall Fest definitely showed. YHC truly enjoys serving the local community, and Fall Fest is always a fun and festive way to do that.”

Fall Fest 2012 was co-sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities, Office of Residence Life and Office of Campus Recreation.

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 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2012-2013 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit

(From left to right) Young Harris College students Rachel Mason, a junior business and public policy major from Ringgold, Ga., and Rebecca Fordyce, a junior English major from Arnoldsville, Ga., assisted Jeremy Stovel, 9, of Blairsville, Ga., with a game on the YHC Plaza.

Lakota Woodrum, 1, of Hiawassee, Ga., got a lift from his mother, Logan, while exploring the booths at Fall Fest.

Ava King, 3, of Young Harris, Ga., enjoyed some cotton candy at Fall Fest.

(From left to right) Jenna Collins, 10, Ava Smith, 6 and Tessah Collins, 7, of Blairsville, Ga., painted pumpkins at Fall Fest.