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Over 1,500 enjoy Parents' Association Fall Fest

Hundreds of parents, students, faculty, staff, and visitors packed the campus on Saturday for the Parents' Association's Fall Fest event.

With 750 tickets sold and estimated attendance of 1,500+, attendees enjoyed learning about new environmental sustainability initiatives; trying their hand at cornhole and sports clinics; enjoying activities including henna painting and pumpkin decorating; and shopping a marketplace of PD vendors.

The IDEAS@PD (innovation, design, entrepreneurship, analytics, and sustainability) program was on display, with a record 30 student entrepreneurs selling their wares ranging from jewelry, knife sharpening, and wood carving to sweet treats. The entrepreneurs drew media coverage from local outlets WCNC and WSOC.

Other fast facts:

--200+ pumpkins decorated (50 donated to Discovery Place Nature)

--125 parent volunteers

--300+ activity tent participants

--150+ sports clinic participants

--200+ students educated on new recycling initiatives (batteries, No. 5 plastics, and tennis balls)

For a photo album from the day, click here!

The Parents' Association is grateful to the event sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:

Hendrick Luxury Group

Platinum Sponsor:

Travis Crawford Heating, Cooling & Plumbing

Gold Sponsors:

Auerbach Funds

Taylor Value Capital Management


Silver Sponsors:


Compare Foods Charlotte

Edison Foard

Bronze Sponsors:

Cay Craig Realtor

Noosa Pest Management, LLC

Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology

Law Office of Tamela T. Wallace