Lambda Chi Alpha held its second annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct 28 between the Andrews and Rubin apartment buildings. There was a large stage under a tent that hosted a live band, Whalen and Company, from St. Louis, Missouri. Festivities began at 5 p.m. and lasted until 8 p.m., but attendees kept the party going until later in the evening. Although it was chilly out, students still turned out for a fun night of music and visiting with friends. Halloween costumes were encouraged for the event, so guests broke out their best attire for the evening.
Juniors, Joseph Mraz and Brendan Fisher, were in charge of organizing the event for their fraternity. Greek unity was prevalent at the event, with affiliated and non-affliliated students interacting together for some “Hallow-weekend” fun. T-shirts were made for the event and were sold prior. Joseph Mraz said, “Oktoberfest was an event designed to get the whole Spring Hill community outside and listening to live music for an evening. This event is something that Lambda Chi takes great pride in because we feel like we have created something special on Spring Hill’s campus and hope that it will become a long lasting tradition of the school. It is a great opportunity for members of all facets of the campus community to come together and dance and hangout and intermingle with each other.”
Many students spoke about how they felt about the event. Nora Brooks, a member of the sophomore class, said, “It was a really fun night seeing everyone all dressed up and listening to the live music!” Anne Norris Eslava, a Junior on campus, said, “My favorite part of the night was dancing on the stage and meeting some of the band. I also really liked intermingling between the apartments and the band tent.” The second annual Oktoberfest seemed to be a hit with everyone in attendance.