By Donovan Levine
KUAB, formerly ACE, hosted a seasonal favorite of theirs: Fall Fest. It was held in MSU 218 on Sept. 24.
Roughly 50 or so students sifted in and out of the event during the three hours it lasted. The students got to enjoy activities such as pumpkin painting, pumpkin carving, ring toss (with pumpkins), picture-taking and other games at stations set up around the room.
KUAB also provided free food from Aramark including gourmet popcorn and other snacks, the majority being pumpkin spice flavored. There was plenty of music and dancing, and friends gathered by the “Happy Fall” banner to take selfies.
Lily Kondrat, the KUAB president, said, “The event is a good way to spread fall vibes.”
She also expressed emphasis on future KUAB events such as the “Mid-term pizza party” on Oct. 9 in Rohrbach, the “Wild ‘n Out” show on Oct. 24 in Schaeffer and the “Halloween party” on Oct. 31 in South Dining Hall. All of these events can be found through KU’s website.
Zick Productions LLC held its first PennCannaFest Fall Marketplace Oct 4-5. Held at Renningers Farmers Market, it featured 50 vendors, food, live music, a speaker and discussion panel.
What exactly is PennCannaFest? It’s shorthand for Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival. You read that correctly.
With the themes of “Education, Community, Inspiration” and “Freedom Through Growth,” the festival had positive intentions to educate the public on the topic of the cannabis industry utilizing their workshops. Their ultimate goal is to end cannabis prohibition, specifically in Pennsylvania.
The event offered free admission and free parking to the public. They were family- and pet-friendly, too.
The discussion panels featured several credible speakers, such as Teresa Nightingale from Cresco Yeltrah and Luke Shultz from MMJ Advisory Board. Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach also made an appearance.
Each year, Kutztown Community Partnership hosts the Merchant Trick-or-Treat night, where student clubs or organizations in town hand out candy to children parading on Main St.
This year, the trick-or-treat will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23, about a week before Halloween.
In years past, the event has had hundreds of Kutztown’s elementary and middle school students show off their costumes, and most of the college students flaunt costume designs of their own. Most clubs theme their costumes, as well.
Main St. is closed off from the intersection at College Blvd. to the intersection at Noble St.