Fall Festival Fun

Story and Photos by Hilary Broman

Staff Reporter and Photographer

More than two hundred students attended the second annual Fall Festival, said Libby Fatta, event coordinator.

There was a hot dog social at the Montoya campus festival which drew in quite a bit of students, Fatta said.

A local CNM band, Team ITS, performed at the Montoya and Westside festivals, Fatta said.

Their presence added a lively feel to the event, she said.

The Main campus event included a haunted maze presented by a team from the Veteran’s Resource Center and the Executive Council of Students, Fatta said.

“I was really scared,” she said.

Teaching major, Adam Antillon, gives guests a tour of the haunted maze.


Business major, Myriah Mascarenas, helps escort the guests through the haunted maze.


A dinner guest sits in the haunted maze waiting to scare the newcomers.


Albert Montoya lll concludes the haunted maze experience by chasing the guests out.


CNM instructor, LaMonica Whittaker, and children, Lancelin and Kolton, exit the haunted maze.

The Executive Council of Students also showed Kasper and Friends and Hocus Pocus on the SRC lawn at the Main campus event, she said.

Families begin to gather on the SRC lawn and play games while waiting for Hocus Pocus to start.

Various vendors participated at each festival.

CNM Respiratory therapy program students, Marissa and Erica, and Rebecca Padilla from the American Lung Association talk to students about the risks of lung cancer at the Main campus festival.
Connect services employees, Sophia Ledesma, Doreen, and Shelby Villegas, discuss the resources available to students at the main campus festival.

Over all it was a fun event, Fatta said, we learned a lot from this event and hope to improve it for next year.

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