November 7, 2014
by Kathleen Garber
Local alumni came out to help with the 26th Annual Project Pumpkin on October 29. Alumni gave out pom poms and “school spirit” tattoos to the hundreds of children arriving to campus from local agencies. Project Pumpkin is a student-run Halloween festival where student volunteer escorts lead trick-or-treaters around Hearn Plaza to carnival-style booths sponsored by over 80 student organizations and academic departments. This was the first year that the Office of Alumni Engagement has sponsored a booth. An alumnus commented on the experience – “It was a pleasure interacting with WF alumni personnel. It was great to see WF students interacting with kids from the community. I felt proud of my alma mater.”
The evening of Saturday, November 1 was cold and windy, but that did not keep away Triad-area alumni who came out for a fun and casual progressive dining experience. Alumni from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and beyond enjoyed appetizers at Shorty’s, pizza and salad at Zick’s, and dessert at Bistro ’34 with tours of “The Pit” and the new North Dining Hall mixed into the event. One guest commented afterwards – “Fantastic event! Met some great people and just had a blast.”
If you live in the Winston-Salem area and would be interested in joining us for more events like these on-campus, please contact Laura Harrell.
The Office of Alumni Engagement’s mission is to find exciting new ways to connect Wake Forest alumni, friends and family. Once a Deac, always a Deac – and we’re here for you. Each day we leap out of bed humming the fight song, ready to create the moments that keep the spirit of Wake Forest present in your world.