The Associated Students of Glendale Community College held their biannual Welcome Back Fair event, in front of the new Sierra Vista building on Thursday, Feb. 22.
The luau themed party was in alignment with the cruise ship theme of the opening ceremony for the official Sierra Vista open house event the week prior.
The small plaza outside Sierra Vista was filled with plastic palm trees, and flowers in the trees as the ASGCC handed out leis.
They offered chicken skewers, cotton candy, popcorn, and much more. They also had a lot of games that students could play for cash prizes.
The change of location from the usual spot in Plaza Vaquero was “to bring awareness to the new building and to make students more comfortable hanging out here,” said ASGCC President Colleen Gabrimassihi.
The turnout, however, was far sparser than organizers are used to. One student, Emma Parris, didn’t even know the luau was happening until she got there.
“I was just passing through, going to the new common room,” said Parris. “I didn’t know about it until I got here.”
The ASGCC plans on holding more events both in front of the building and in the Plaza Vaquero.
“It’s a new hot spot. We will be in both places from now on,” said ASGCC Vice President of Activities Jessica Coompson.
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