STORY AND PHOTO BY JASON GREEN, STAFF WRITER
Cypress College hosted its annual Pumpkin Bash community event in the campus breezeway last night— the night before Halloween.
The event was initially scheduled to be on Oct. 20, but it was postponed to Oct. 30. According to President of Campus Activities, Sal Turis, the event was pushed back due to a delay in receiving funds.
Turis said, “We decided to do it the day before Halloween because we thought it would be fun for kids to go trick-or-treating the day before Halloween.”
The event began at 5:15 p.m. and ended around 8:07 p.m.
Dozens of people participated in the Pumpkin Bash’s costume contest, various games, activities, and received candy as a reward, which was handed out by various Cypress College clubs and programs.
Some activities that were part of the event included the Cypress Chargers’ ring toss; Environmental Sustainability Club’s bean bag toss; Cypress College Theater Arts’ face painting booth and the Computer Science and Cybersecurity Club’s binary code activity.
Associated Students hosted three events during the Pumpkin Bash: a costume contest at 6 p.m., the Big Ol’ Spooky Sack Race at 7 p.m., and a pie eating contest around 7:30 p.m.
The costume contest had two categories for the event: one for younger participants and one for older participants.
Second-year Cypress College student Kat Murray, dressed as Ballora from the video game “Five Nights At Freddy’s: Sister Location”, won the contest.
When asked how it felt to win, Murray said, “Pretty good. I mean, I got a waffle maker. I just think it’s nice that my work paid off.”
During the Big Ol’ Spooky Sack Race, participants cheered for two younger participants during their duel race. Both of the young racers received cheers from the other participants at the end of their race.
In the Pumpkin Bash’s last event, people watched contestants in the competitive pie eating contest. At the end, two winners were declared.
While Associated Students were cleaning up the Pumpkin Bash, several students chose to stay and dance after the event. The event was a success.