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by Rebecca Axford


Student representatives of seven clubs gathered on the Holthus Family Plaza for the Homecoming fair on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. until the football game started at 1 p.m.

The clubs represented were The Sower, the Tower yearbook, the dance and cheer teams, Bulldogs for Life, the Pre-seminary club, the Concordia Association for Students in Education (CASE) and the Community Building Committee. Each booth offered activities or souvenirs.

The Tower yearbook committee offered photos with Bruiser the mascot, as well as a selection of previous years’ yearbooks for attendees to look over.

The Pre-sem club offered “Shoot a Pre-sem Student”, where visitors were allowed to shoot pre-seminary students with Nerf guns. The students faked death upon being hit. They also offered to translate people’s names into Greek or Hebrew the event that the name was already Greek or Hebrew, they shared the original pronunciation.

“My name in Hebrew is (pronounced) ‘yoh-ehl’,” pre-seminary junior Joel Prince said. “Same in Greek.”

CASE helped children create bean noisemakers to take to the football game.

“Towards the end it was mostly students making bean noisemakers to take to the football game,” co-chair of CASE Janelle Adams said.

Music was provided by The Starters and Push to Exit. Push to Exit was missing their drummer, so junior Michael Sanderson served as his replacement. A bouncy castle was also set up on the plaza.

The turnout was the best that it has been in several years, according to Director of Student Development Rehema Kavugha.

“We have faculty show up too and bring their kids,” Kavugha said, adding that people in the Seward community come to the event as well. “It’s a great time to give back to the community. That’s why it was originally started. And it’s great for the alumni to see the students.”

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