Food and fun for people of all ages
The day was sunny as students, faculty, and community members hit the quad for the Founders’ Day Celebration.
Walking around, one could tell it was going to be a good day with lots of food and fun.
To begin, many people headed towards the food tent where they ate hotdogs, hamburgers, or chicken with an assortment of sides. Then they proceeded to the ice cream social for some dessert.
Near the back of the food tent, there was an area for people to get their picture taken with some of the most memorable events in school history, including the fire of 1950. There was also a table selling t-shirts and a book about Ferris’ history.
Many student and community-based organizations had a table set up with free information about its group. These ranged from church groups and Relay for Life to multiple sororities and Student Government. Many of these organizations were giving away free stuff like Frisbees, notebooks, and stress balls.
A table run by the FSU Pride Committee was trading Ferris t-shirts for any non-Ferris college t-shirt.
Ferris student Katie Simaz said, “I liked seeing all the different organizations come together for this celebration.”
As time went on, lines for the wax hand, caricatures, air-brush tattoos, and air-brush t-shirts became longer and longer. Near the end of the day, the line for a caricatures drawing was over a half an hour. People also lined up throughout the day to enjoy a Bonzai Bike ride.
For the younger generations, kids could enjoy the different novelties, which included an inflatable space ship and a small obstacle course, along with many of the other activities as well.
Overall, the atmosphere was exciting. Between the music and laughter, it sounded as if everyone was having a good time.
The day ended with booths turning people away simply because the day had come to a close. People walked away with a smile on their face and memories that will last a life time.
Ferris State University was officially another year older.
Ferris student, Jessica Whitmyer, summed it up by saying, “It’s cool to see how far this school has come.”