As the temperature finally drops and the sun goes down before 6 p.m., it is starting to feel more and more like fall on campus. SPURS sorority and Bengal Lancer fraternity got into the spirit of the season by hosting their annual Fall Frolics event on Nov. 15.
Fall Frolics is a talent show the two Greek organizations host to benefit their respective philanthropic organizations; their goal this year is to raise $1,500.
The event is headed by sophomore SPURS members Natalie Geisler, psychology and Spanish double major, and Natalie Boucard, international business major.
“Fall Frolics is an awesome way to be involved in campus life. It’s an event that brings the whole campus together and each year proves to be extremely entertaining for, not only those that participate, but those that come to watch as well,” Geisler said.
Geisler and Boucard have been working to bring attention to Fall Frolics and get the word out this semester in order to raise the most awareness and donations.
“We recruited different sports teams, sororities, fraternities and clubs to come to our event. We created a Facebook page and a GoFundMe. We also requested a table in Coates so that we could sell tickets for the event,” Geisler said.
The organizations hope that their event brings attention and donations to their respective charities.
“Fall Frolics is benefiting Haven for Hope, a homeless shelter providing housing, clothing, food and educational and employment training to San Antonio’s homeless as well as Fisher House, which provides free housing to military veterans and their families while receiving medical treatment,” Boucard said.
Jane Thompson, senior neuroscience major and president of SPURS sorority, is especailly looking forward to Fall Frolics.
“I’m very excited for this event. It is something we do every year and end up raising a lot of money for our philanthropies doing. Our new members usually participate so seeing them come together to perform is always a ton of fun for the rest of us, as well as the creativity of the other clubs. We always know to expect everyone to bring their best act, because Fall Frolics is always well executed and a fun night together,” Thompson said.
Other members of SPURS sorority anticipated the members of other organizations would put on the most entertaining acts.
“I’m looking forward to seeing all of the performances. We encouraged everyone in Greek life to participate, but there might be performances by others, including faculty, which should be fun,” Boucard said.
Fall Frolics featured performances by Evan Merriwether, Mel Du, SPURS sorority, Sigma Theta Tau and Bengal Lancers; each of the Greek organizations presented performances with members from their new active class.
“It’s a great way to help our Greek community and students. It’s open to everyone and brings people together,” said Luke Packard, senior economics and business administration double major and member of Bengal Lancers.
This event helps the Bengal Lancers support their philanhtrophy.
“It benefits Fisher House, which provides free housing for the military and their families while they receive medical help,” Packard said.
Although some members of the organizations were concerned about getting enough participants, the performers who appeared put on exciting acts.
“We weren’t too worried about it because of the good turn out that we had from the event last year. Trinity is just a great community so that makes planning the event a little less worrisome when it comes to its turnout. I think that Mel Du’s performance of Johnny Cash’s “˜Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down’ far and away was the winner for the night for me,” Packard said.