By Cody Molowski
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – Camden County College students, faculty and staff came together April 25 to celebrate the annual Spring Fling. Many clubs and local organizations provided entertainment and information for the students.
WDBK 91.5 FM was on site playing music that the student DJs had chosen. The student DJs hosted the event alongside Jamie Myerson, WDBK’s station manager. A live performance was provided by local musician John Dutton.
The event was a “unique way to celebrate spring,” said Rachel Mauro.
Some of the Camden County College student activity clubs were present giving out information about the club. The accounting club, Christian Connection, Dead Poet Society and Own Your Ignorance had tables set up for the event with information about the club. The Environmental Club had a petition and information on shark finning. If you signed the petition, you received a free water bottle
The Gamers Design Guild had a tent set up with different video games to win prizes. There were also nationally recognized companies and organizations. H&R Block had a table set up giving out small gifts and information. The National Guard had information on joining and ways to pay for college. Gloucester Township police were in attendance providing information on how to stay safe this summer.
Spring Fling is “a great way to meet new people and interact with the campus, to get to know the campus better,” said Milan Ervin.
There were also some activities for the students to enjoy such as an inflatable slide and basketball net. There were also several games for students to play – bean bag toss and coin toss for a pretzel. Max Shatz, who won a free pretzel, said, “It was my first time coming to this and I didn’t think I would like it but I did.”
Other students were able to get free food during Spring Fling, where hamburgers and hot dogs were served. Student Carly Joy got a bite to eat while waiting for her next class. “I love the free food,” said Joy.
Communications major Bobby Putney enjoyed the day as a time to relax before exams start next week. “This is my second year here and I like the Spring Fling a lot. It’s a good way to loosen up,” said Putney.