Triton College holds fall fest Saturday
Updated: November 5, 2012 7:05AM
RIVER GROVE — Triton College will hold its fourth Annual Fall Fest Saturday at the college’s botanical gardens.
The festival runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the college, 2000 Fifth Ave. in River Grove, and is targeted toward all ages with a variety of activities and highlights.
“We want to provide a free activity for the youth in our community,” Special Initiatives and Community Relations Director Lindsey Westley said. “We want to promote higher education.”
The festival will include a corn maze, a straw maze for younger children, and a guest appearance by Maggie the Milking Cow, on hand to teach children how to milk a cow.
There will also be crafts, face painting, jewelry making, an obstacle course, pumpkin and cupcake decorating, and a pumpkin patch. There will be 36 educational activity stations for children to participate in, and faculty, staff and students will work the stations and the food stands.
“By youth taking part in these activities, they are expanding their knowledge,” Westley said. “But in a fun way.”
Triton’s culinary students will provide the food, which includes hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue pulled pork sandwiches, hot apple cider and dessert
Although the festival is free, all food and pumpkin proceeds go to the Hospitality Industry Administration, which wants to expand its classroom settings.
“Triton’s Fall Family Fun Fest is a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy a fun and educational experience on our campus,” Triton President Patricia Granados said. “We are pleased to share our resources and provide enriching learning opportunities with our community.”