By: Shannon Feaganes, Web Editor
Volunteer State Community College will be hosting Spring Fling on March 30 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Carpeted and Tiled Dining Rooms.
Students will be able to interact with 10 activity tables set up by different clubs on campus, each of which will have activities that will benefit the community in some way.
“Originally, Spring Fling was kind of like Welcome Days, where clubs would just set up their own tables with their club information, and that was it,” said Tabitha Sherrell, Coordinator of Student Activities, “so we decided we wanted to have some community service opportunities.”
Sherrell explained that Spring Fling is set up this way so that clubs can fulfill a requirement by Vol State, which states that all active clubs must participate in community service in order to be considered in good standing with Vol State.
The College Republicans Club and Phi Theta Kappa will have a table where students can make dog toys out of old donated T-shirts that will be donated to the Sumner County Humane Society.
The Student Government Association Cabinet and Spectrum Club will be holding an informational table to which active clubs at Vol State can submit flyers for promotion during Spring Fling to interested students.
The Campus Ministry (AXIS) will have a table to make care packages for The Bridge Ministry, bagging items such as thermal gloves, snacks, and travel-size hygiene products.
Team Change will have a Kid Activity Bags table, at which students will be able to fill bags with items such as coloring pages, crayons, stickers, and pencils. All activity bags will be donated to the Gallatin Day Care Center.
There will also be activities such as ping-pong and board games.
“[I’m] getting pretty excited about it,” said Josie Ross, a psychology major.
“Anything that benefits the community and brings people together is something I would be interested in,” said Alexis Freeman, a nursing major.
In similarity with last semester’s Fall Festival, each attendee will be given a card with 10 check boxes, and for each activity table that they visit, they will receive a corresponding check. Once a student has at least 6 of those 10 boxes checked, signifying that they have participated in at least 6 activities, they will be able to redeem the card for a free lunch.
There will also be an opportunity for students to receive a free lunch if they can find one of the six Vol State Poker chips hidden in the area.