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Young Harris College Hosted Annual Fall Fest for Local Community
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – On Oct. 24, Young Harris College presented the annual Fall Fest 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 31 organization-sponsored booths featuring Halloween games, activities and treats, including cotton candy, face painting and pumpkin decorating. Trick-or-treating took place at Enotah Hall and Appleby Center residence halls. The YHC Recreation and Fitness Center was transformed into a thrilling and chilling haunted house, and the Myers Student Center was home to a spooktacular fun house.
“The entire campus truly came together to make this event a success, and the dedication of the students was inspiring,” said YHC Director of Campus Activities Ashley Randall. “The feedback from the community was overwhelmingly positive. It was great to see this campus provide a safe and fun environment for families to celebrate Halloween.”
Fall Fest 2013 was co-sponsored by YHC’s student-led Campus Activities Board, 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 1,100 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.
Cooper Church, 3, of Towns County, Ga., throws a football to win a prize at Young Harris College's annual Fall Fest celebration.
Cayden Updike, 8 months, and Cory Scrogges of Clay County, N.C., enjoy the excitement of Young Harris College’s Fall Fest.
Hailey Gibson, 6, of Towns County, Ga., dressed as Pippi Longstocking, trick-or-treats in Enotah Hall at Young Harris College during the annual Fall Fest activities.