Chatfield College’s Student Service Group to Hold 2nd Annual Fall Festival

Chatfield’s second annual Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 27th at the St. Martin Campus from noon to 8pm.  Admission to this family-friendly community event is free! The Fall Festival is planned and organized by the Chatfield Student Service Club.

The fall festival will feature free hay rides, a costume contest free to enter for everyone, ‘Trunk-or-Treat’ from 5-7, pumpkin painting, games, a cake walk, a photo booth, and more. In the newly-renovated Welcome Center and Student Lounge, themed baskets that will be up for raffle. Raffle tickets are also $1, 6 tickets for $5, or an arm’s length (of seller) for $10, and the drawing will start at 7.  Concessions will be available in the Mongan Academic Building, including LaRosa’s pizza, Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, popcorn, drinks, desserts, and more!

The Fall Festival is being planned and organized by the student-led organization, Chatfield Student Service Club (CSSC). CSSC was one of the first clubs to be formed on campus, and now has more than 15 members. The mission of this club is to provide students with volunteering opportunities through activities in the communities surrounding Chatfield, while also serving the student body with various lunches, fundraising activities, campus clean-up projects, and more. Previous service projects of the group include weekly visits to Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown, toy donations to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Hope Emergency in Lynchburg, volunteering at the Freestore Food Bank, and donations to several other community organizations like the Brown County Animal Shelter and Matthew 25 Ministries.

Hunter Ellis, president of CSSC, says “As a student leadership group, our goal is to give back to the students and the community. It is important to us to be able to take ownership of this event, as well as the other community service projects we participate in. We hope our service and this group leaves a lasting impression on Chatfield.”

The group will be donating 25% of the profits back to the college, and plan to start an Improvement Fund, which includes plans to refurbish the tennis court, staff a coffee shop for students, and build a board game shelf. Another 25% will be used to buy Christmas gifts for families in need through Hope Emergency. The remaining 50% will go to help fund the fall festival in future years.

Sponsors of the Fall Festival include First State Bank in Fayetteville, Milford Chick-Fil-A, and LaRosa’s Pizzeria, Gold Star, and Kroger in Mt. Orab.

For more information on this event, visit www.chatfield.edu/fallfestival.

Chatfield College is a private, faith-based, liberal arts college offering the Associate of Arts degree in Brown County and Cincinnati and is an open enrollment college. The Brown County campus is located at 20918 State Route 251; St. Martin, OH 45118; the Cincinnati campus is located in historic Over-the-Rhine at 1544 Central Parkway; Cincinnati, OH 45202. For more information, visit the website, at www.chatfield.edu, call (513) 875-3344 or e-mail admissions@chatfield.edu.

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