Block party a fun way to end summer break

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Many people would agree that summer always seems to go by too quickly.

As a way to capture that last bit of summer fun and relax a little before classes start, more than 500 new and returning Alfred State College students gathered recently for an annual block party that closes out the school’s Week of Welcome activities each year.

According to Coordinator of Student Activities Brittany Richards, this year’s block party featured inflatables, a mechanical shark, kettle corn, cotton candy, caricatures, a performance by DJ Cipha Sounds, campus store gift card giveaways, and even jerk chicken cooked by a culinary student and members of the Caribbean Student Association. Members of the Alfred State President’s Council even turned out to serve ice cream to the students.

“The block party went very well!” Richards said. “We had a lot of amazing student employees helping to set up and tear down the event. Also, several organizations volunteered their time to help cook food, host stations, or do activities, including Alpha Sigma Sorority, Pi Nu Epsilon Sorority, and the Caribbean Student Association. Overall, the block party was a lot of fun and a great way to close out the summer.”

students playing games outside on lawn, umbrellas and tables in front of SLC building
More than 500 students attended the annual end-of-summer block party this year.