By Jonathan Smith, Managing Editor
The Homecoming carnival will be held in the mall area outside the Campus Center from 5-8 p.m. Friday.
Carnival organizer Chrissy White said this year’s carnival will feature more extreme games than in years past. Extreme games will include a rock climbing wall, an obstacle course and inflatable bouncing houses for children. White said the number of extreme games is the biggest difference from last year’s carnival-there are eight or nine instead of five or six.
White said 3,000 people attended the carnival in previous years, and she is expecting at least that many, but probably more, this year.
“It’s geared a lot more toward college students and children so a variety of people can attend,” White said.
Other events at the carnival will include face painting, balloons and a dunking booth. Cheerleaders will be walking around with ACU mascot Willie the Wildcat taking pictures with attendees. A disc jockey, J.B. Cloud, will be playing oldies music for everyone to listen to. White also said they hope KTAB-TV will be there filming portions of the event.
Dinner will be available in the Bean, White said, so alumni can experience a meal at ACU again.
White said the carnival will help transition to later events in the evening.
“Afterward it will lead into the concert that’s going to be out by Zona Luce,” White said.
Admission is $5, and attendees will have their hand stamped, which will allow them to do all the activities at no extra charge. Drinks as well as classic carnival foods, including corn dogs, turkey legs, sausage on a stick, nachos, popcorn and cotton candy, may be purchased separately at the carnival. Dinner in the Bean will also cost extra.