By Erin Mangold, Student Reporter
The Campus Activities Board is kicking off the beginning of summer with a free event where students can take breaks from final projects and papers. The Beach Bash, an event that includes games, food and live music, is Friday from 4-7:30 p.m. in the Mall area in front of Moody Coliseum.
At the event, students can enjoy volleyball, a moon bounce, an electric bull, an inflatable obstacle course, live music and free Cajun Cones. Tara Shoemaker, sophomore family studies major from Houston and member of CAB, said the members of CAB worked hard to organize the Beach Bash.
“We’ve put a lot of time and money into this event, so we’re hoping for a good turnout.” Shoemaker said.
The live music will include Andrew Duge, Fair Forms and Swing the Lead. Alex Potess, sophomore interior design major from Lubbock, is looking forward to the bands.
“The only band I have actually heard is Swing the Lead, and they were really good,” Potess said. “Though I have been told the others are good too, so I’m eager to hear them as well.”
While listening to music, students can enjoy their free Cajun Cones.
Potess, whose favorite snow cone flavor is banana cream, said, “I’m most excited about the free snow cones.”
Shoemaker said advertising for the event was difficult because of the administration’s no flier policy.
“It’s been difficult to get the word out,” she said. “We’ve done mailbox ads, fliers in dorms and even made a Facebook event, trying to reach out to students with every resource available.”
Shoemaker said Beach Bash is a great way for student to relax.
“[They can] have a night where they don’t have to pay to have fun,” she said.