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Spring Fling Keeps Students Busy

Brittany Pickett and Chad Young
Around Campus Editor and Staff Writer

Photo by Latoya Shelton
Bungee Run - Juan Blackmon (left) and Tavaez Hayman (right) take off on the bungee run during Carnival Day of the Spring Fling.

   During the week of April 9-12, the University of Arkansas-Monticello celebrated Spring Fling week. The Student Activities Board and the Student Government Association sponsored the event. Throughout the week different activities took place. Each day provided a different activity for the students to participate in.  

   Monday students had the opportunity to drive bumper cars. The event took place outside of the John F. Gibson University Center in the parking lot adjacent to Maxwell Hall.  

   Senior Business Management major Matt Harshfield said, “I went faster backwards.”    

   Tuesday, despite the rain, students attended a Luau in the cafeteria, which was original intended to take place outside at the sand volleyball courts. Aramark provided the food, which consisted of a roasted pig, potato salad, baked beans and assortment of cookies.  

   Wednesday a carnival took place in the UC gym. Neon Entertainment provided the activities for the day. Events included a bungee run, boxing ring, basketball toss, football throw, golf and fishing.  

   Senior Shenai Limbrick said she heard about the carnival in one of her classes and decided to stop in and participate in some of the activity of the day. 

   Renda Waite said one her favorite activities of the day included the bungee run. 

Photo by Latoya Shelton
Crawfish Boil - (left to right) Arkadie Johnson (green shirt), Sheena Jones (black shirt), Recko Davis
(black shirt), Tara Robinson (white shirt), Britteny Morphis (white shirt) enjoy the water slide at the crawfish boil. on the last day of Spring Fling.

   The final day of Spring Fling, Thursday, the groups held a crawfish boil and water activities behind the Missionary Baptist Student Foundation. Along with SGA and SAB, Aramark, the Wesley Foundation, Promise Land Baptist Church, Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church and Pauline Baptist Church made the crawfish boil happen. 

   MBSF leader Rob Leonard said, “The event went really smooth.”  

   He said there were over 500 students and facility that attended the event. Leonard also said they served 1,000 pounds of crawfish and over 300 pounds of catfish with all the trimmings.

    The event also had musical entertainment. Thursday evening, the band You Before Me played. According to student Jack Cross, the band originated in Benton. One of UAM’s own Colby Ladd played music at 5:30 p.m. at the event.

    Scott Grubb said, “They were unique, but it was all good.” He really enjoyed the food and the good fellowship with all the students.

    Director of Student Programs and Activities Lindsey Kight said she really enjoyed the event and was glad students came out for the great food and entertainment. She also was selling 2007 Crawfish T-shirts for $5.

    Leonard said, “Thanks to everyone who helped out with the event, it all went really well, and if he didn’t get a chance to tell you thanks and you read this thank you!”


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ŠThe Voice 2007
10/29/2007 06:08:14 PM — http://www.uamont.edu/organizations/thevoice/4_23/sfling.htm