Come One, Come All: PC’s Annual Carnival

Program Council’s (PC) free Annual Carnival took place on Sunday, April 14th in the Moakley Lot, providing plenty of space for each attraction. This year’s carnival was larger than last year.

“The carnival kept falling on rainy days [last year], so we couldn’t do as much,” said Phoebe Wilmot (she/her), Spirit and Traditions Director of PC, ‘25, a Psychology and Communications Study double major. “Luckily we have a beautiful day today so we’re able to actually have a carnival in its full vision.”

Wilmot continued, saying that this is one of the largest events BSU offers its students.

Cushing Events was hired to provide an immersive carnival experience with food and numerous attractions that lined the parking lot. A variety of mouth-watering treats were available for guests to enjoy such as fried dough, fried Oreos, cotton candy, candy apples, and freshly popped popcorn.

Students could play two games, either Water Game or Balloon Pop, to win prizes. In Water Game, players used a water gun to squirt the water into a designated hole where Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had to hit the roof of the trailer in order to win. Prizes included stuffed dogs and inflatable figures. At the Balloon Pop booth, players were required to pop two balloons using crocheted balls in order to choose a snake or squishy plush upon winning.

Round Up, Phantom’s Revenge and Mind Winder were the three amusement rides at the carnival. Individuals on Round Up were secured in a standing position and tilted in the air, creating an exhilarating spinning experience. Phantom’s Revenge was a thrilling ship ride where guests swung back and forth. Lastly, Mind Winder allowed students to control their desired spin speed while moving in a constant, circular motion.

“My favorite thing [at the carnival] was definitely the Mind Winder,” said Bobbi Asbury (she/her) ’25 double majoring in Secondary Education and Mathematics. “It was a lot of fun!”

Overall, Program Council’s Annual Carnival was well attended and gave students the opportunity for some traditional fun. For future events hosted by PC, make sure to check out Engage BSU at https://engage.bridgew.edu/home_login!

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