For the Fool’s Day Fair, “home” team worked together to decorate the space, schedule rentals, organize food, invite students, and run stations on the night of the fair. Maureen Mullally shared that, “the biggest challenge for our semester project was turning our vision into a reality. We knew early on that we wanted to invite more people into the community we love so passionately but determining how to do that was a significant obstacle.”
Luckily, by brainstorming together the team was able to overcome these obstacles! Seth John remembers the fair fondly, commenting that “putting on the fool’s day fair was an amazing testimony of the love and desire for Christ to be made known on the campus.” He goes on to point out the powerful experience of working together to bring their vision to reality, saying “I have been blessed to be able to participate and be a member of this group of Christians that are striving to bring Christ’s love to this place.”
While the “home” team worked at Newman to bring the festival together, the “campus” team went out in the community to spread the news!
Each week, the “campus” team set up a table somewhere on campus to personally invite students to our events. For the fair, the “campus” team used a combination of tabling, flyers, posters, and inviting other student organizations. Ally Grieshop explains that “at its core, being on ‘campus’ team is simply the wonderful opportunity to share the special community we are so blessed to have at Newman with those around us.” After all their hard work promoting the event, the “campus” team supported the rest of our Core Team by decorating and setting up stations on the day of the festival.