ACE Board, the Residence Hall Association and the Anthropology/Sociology Club have joined forces to revamp the annual May Day celebration and foster club involvement and variety.
May Day will be held this spring on May 7. Traditionally, ACE Board has partnered with organizations and hosted the event to give back to students with games, music and to end the year with a bang.
“It’s our way of saying ‘hey you made it another year, now let’s kick back and listen to some music and enjoy each other’s company’,” said ACE Board Chair junior Alexis Johnson.
Inflatables, live music and barbeque food will continue to be a part of May Day but Johnson said the planning committee is inviting all clubs and organizations on campus to host a booth and or activity as well.
The Anth/Soc Club, ACE Board, RHA, Alpha Kappa Deltas, Senate, Delta Chi Deltas and Student Senate are among the confirmed organizations and groups to contribute to the event.
Johnson said some of the confirmed booths include face painting, tarot card reading, a dunk tank, may pole dances, squirt gun races, tug of war, jousting and henna tattooing.
The goal is to attract a higher attendance explained Johnson, and to get more people excited about their involvement in events by asking clubs to have a bigger role.
This year, student performers will give the performances. ACE Board has begun reaching out to students to get involved.
Johnson said ACE Board used to reach out to outside music groups to perform at May Day but have found that having a band at May Day does nothing to attract nor deter more people from coming. According to Johnson, having student performers allowed for ACE Board to put more money into food, inflatables and activities.
“My goal is to put on an event where everyone can find something that they enjoy to do, have a good time and make some awesome memories,” said Johnson.
Clubs interested in participating in May Day and having a booth can contact Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and concerns. Johnson said that clubs must have their submissions into her by April 29. The booths will run from 3-5:45 p.m. and dinner will end at 7 p.m.