College and Community Celebrate Fall Fest

by Delanie Wampler

Sophomore Julia Reinert enjoys painting pumpkins at this year’s Fall Fest. Image: Samaria Turner ‘19

The Chestnut Hill Activities Team held its annual Fall Fest on Sept. 23, complete with pumpkin painting, carmel apples, and an inflatable obstacle course. The event took place in the Piazza and the although the weather was sunny and breezy there was a hint of autumn in the air.

With the music bumping and the sun shining, students were able to unwind, talk with friends, and snack on some free popcorn. This event had a laid back atmosphere that made students feel included and made getting involved in the activities fun.

CHAT President Julia Phifer, ’17, was very happy with the success of the event.

“The activities really drew people in and kept them around,” Phifer said. “Next time we’ll have to get more supplies because the pumpkins were a huge hit.”

The great weather continued on Sunday, when the town of Chestnut Hill had their very own Fall Fest spread along Germantown Avenue. There were local artists, food vendors, and lots of amusements for kids. The avenue itself was all closed to car traffic so that people could walk in the middle of the cobblestone road between vendors.

The event was also very dog friendly, with breeds of all kinds happily sniffing their way around all the humans, though Chestnut Hill College’s own Griffin and Kostka were sadly not in attendance.

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