CAB Holiday Fair Provides Diversion for Students During Finals Week
On Monday, Dec. 5, Fordham’s McGinley Center served as the Campus Activities Board’s (CAB) fair ground. The student organization’s annual Holiday Fair featured themed music, free snacks, and the opportunity to take a picture with Santa Claus himself. Several other clubs had tables at the fair, including Rodrigue’s Coffeehouse, Global Outreach, Achieving Change Together, and Fair Trade.
NARR: Fordham’s Campus Activity Board transformed the McGinley Center into a Winter Wonderland on Monday afternoon for its annual Holiday Fair. The event featured tables from CAB itself as well as other campus organizations. Each table offered activities, food, and gifts. CAB members Mary Munshower and Jake Cavanagh noted why the organization felt it was important to provide students with some holiday cheer.
Jake: I think just because it’s finals week, it’s a stress reliever, it’s getting into the holiday spirit and all that. So I think it’s important to come together and get a break from the library and things like that.
Mary: And there’s also free food and stuff you can buy and it also supports a lot of the other organizations on campus like student government, the a cappella groups have tables, GO! trips…
NARR: The holiday fair advertised opportunities to take pictures with Santa, crafts, and lots of holiday music. CAB says they spent a few weeks coming up with ideas and making the arrangements for the various tables. The event spanned a few hours on Monday afternoon to give attendees time to visit each table and get involved. Junior Kelly Casey attended the fair and stopped by every table.
Kelly: I ate a lot of free food…cookies. We made a gingerbread cookie, I entered a raffle to win something.
NARR: And if she had to give CAB a recommendation for next year’s fair?
Kelly: More free things, I guess.