Rocking around the block

S.A.B hosts first annual Homecoming block party

Steele Giles, Staff Writer

Anybody walking in downtown Wayne last Friday was sure to have heard the music pounding from the Carhart Lumber parking lot.

The Student Activities Board held a block party to kick off the homecoming festivities for the weekend.

The event featured a live DJ playing music by request for the party, which lasted from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Other entertainment was provided by the S.A.B and organizations from the campus and community, up until 7 p.m. with carnival-style games.

A part of the overarching theme of the games was that playing them provided the player with tickets, which could be redeemed at the S.A.B booth for knickknacks such as pencils, shutter-shades and other novelty items or they could be put into buckets for a chance at raffle prizes.

These prizes included passes to Wildcat Lanes for free games and tickets to the Majestic Theater.

Among the campus organizations represented at the party were the Interfaith Action Group, the Newman Center, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), International Club, Math Club, Latinos Uniting, Active Minds, The Paw, PRIDE and S.A.B.

The Wayne Rotary Club offered a plinko game and a mini-golf challenge, while Kristi Hanau offered her aptitude for face painting.

Around 6 p.m. the Wayne State Marching Band turned up and performed arrangements of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face,” Fall Out Boy’s “I Don’t Care,” Hypnotic Brass Ensemble’s “War” and the school fight song.

The performance was met with applause and the band was dismissed shortly after concluding its performance.