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6 April 2014 By Jake Ulick, Columnist No Comments
Students gather for fried food and games
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Bull riding, fattening food and lemonade with questionable amounts of sugar were just a few of the offerings at the Campus Activities Board’s event A Country Affair.

The event was held this past Friday afternoon in Susquehanna Terrace.

Sophomore and speech language pathology major Emily Walsh, programming chair for CAB, was in charge of planning the event.

“Well, we haven’t done anything quite like this in the past,” Walsh said of the event.

It was presented as the creativity event for the spring semester.

“We can collaborate, we can work together, we can kind of look outside the box,” Walsh said. “It’s very cool that it gives us a lot of flexibility and just a lot of creativity.”

Country style foods like fried chicken and mac and cheese were served at the event.

“Anything you can think of that’s country and starchy and bad for you we have it,” Walsh said.

In addition to the buffet, the event featured an opportunity to ride a mechanical bull and participate in square dancing, different carnival games and more.

Freshman and secondary education major Jordyn Britton attended the event with her friends after stumbling upon it while getting lunch.

“I’ve only ridden a [mechanical] bull once so that was my second time doing it and I stayed on for a pretty long time,” Britton said. “When the bull’s moving you to have move your hips with it and try to stay balanced.”

Overall, the Country Affair event was well attended, despite an initial setback, Walsh said.

The event was originally supposed to be held outside on Paws Patio but had to move the location due to weather.

Fraternity Theta Chi was originally scheduled to be using the Terrace that afternoon but gave the location to CAB for their event.

Walsh said that the event was a success in reaching more people, especially those who like country music.

“We had a lot of people who liked the country concert,” Walsh said. “I think this is like an untapped audience that we haven’t really reached out to before, that new niche.”

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