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Club & Greek

Student Activites Board Keeps Summer Going With Beach ‘N Party Event

SAB Summer Beach PartyThe Student Activities Board held its Pinterest-inspired event, Beach ‘N Party, on Friday, Sept. 29 on the residential quad. The event started at 7 p.m. and ended at approximately 9 p.m.

Members of the club tabled on the student center patio earlier in the week leading up to the event as a way to promote it to students. When tabling, the club made sure to decorate the table with beach-themed items including gummy fish candy that had the event details on the back of the packaging for students to take. Window painting and social media platforms were used to get the word out as well.

Set up for the event started at 5:30 p.m. The Executive Board and a few general members set up tables, chairs, and beachy decor all around the residential quad. Sophomore journalism and public relations student and general member, Cassie Cinque, was excited to see everything come together. “Seeing all the fun and colorful crafts being put onto their tables made it seem like our own personal craft store was being brought straight to Monmouth,” said Cinque. “I personally love DIY projects and helping other students to complete them while making some of my own was a great way to start off the weekend.

The vendor, NY Party Works, arrived at the same time to set up their mechanical shark that students were immediately attracted to. Students were required to sign a waiver and wear a wristband in order to ride.

Awareness Chair of the Student Activities Board, Kendall Lotosky worked at the table to give out wristbands and waivers for the mechanical shark. “It was fun to see everyone’s enthusiasm when in line to ride the mechanical shark,” the junior said.

There were four craft options that students could all make for free. These DIY crafts included sea glass wind chimes, dream catchers, decorated mason jars, canvas wood paintings, and stuff-and-fluff animals. “As a girl obsessed with the beach and DIY crafts, this was the perfect event for me to help out with,” said Natalie Unangst, general member and sophomore marketing and management major. “Everyone enjoyed making each craft and taking pictures using the Beach ‘N Party SnapChat filter,” she continued.

There was a display of candy, cupcakes, and other snacks to add to the beachy vibe that the Student Activities Board aimed for. All of the foods had tags to rename them into a beachy pun with gummy worms becoming fishing bait and cheese balls becoming beach balls. “This event made me feel like it was still summer time and like I was on the beach with the cute decorations and beach-themed food,” said Lotosky.  

Senior and Novelties Chair, Tianna Fougeray helped to plan the event and was incredibly happy with the turn out.

“Beach ‘N Party was a cool themed event that offered a variety of activities for students and was well run and thought out,” Lindsey Smith, advisor of the Student Activities Board and Assistant Director of Student Activities, said. 

The event was a huge success as students were excited to be crafty for the night. Be sure to check out the club’s next event featuring magician Dan Martin at 9 p.m on Saturday, Oct. 7 in Anacon Hall.

PHOTO COURTESY of Tianna Fougeray

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Monmouth University
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