The crowds were bristling, people were walking around shouting, fer- vently advertising for their booths, and University Boulevard was full of life.
For the first time in years, the atten- dance at this past fall carnival was at a record high. 91 organizations joined in on the event, causing the booths to stretch beyond the pavilion at the Student Union
Building as more than 2,500 attended the annual event, Oct. 24
“I think [Wednesday night] was very good. As far as my group went, we sold out, a lot of people showed up, and a lot of people had fun,” said David Ahumada, President of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA).
Other student organizations reported success as well.
“[The attendance is] – I guess you could say – a Javelina field. It’s fun getting together, getting to promote our club, and you know, meet new people,” said Aaron Canul, a member of the TAMUK Anglers.
“[The event was] great. It was a great turnout. It’s amazing that not just students come out. Everyone from the community can come together to celebrate something. No complaints. A lot of students look forward to it. Live music, food, and a friendly atmosphere,” said Erik Nunez, Presi- dent of the National Student Speech Hearing Lan- guage Association (NSSHLA).
Huge lines formed at many booths, children were running around, giggling and playing tag, and in the evening, there was live music.
Justin Martinez, the Graduate Advisor for the Campus Activities Board, said the event was a huge success.
“People loved it, and the turnout was great. [The attendance has] been the highest since the time I’ve been here,” Martinez said.
Steps had been taken to add more space to the fall carnival. The courtyard, the pavilion, and the stretch from the pavilion to Fore Hall was covered with booths. The carnival was stretched out more than it had been for the last few years, Martinez said.