Fall is in full swing, and on Saturday, Oct. 12, Illinois State University’s Public Relations Student Society of America kicked off the season with their first social of the year. It was a much needed “Chill and Thrill Kind of Night.”
We started off the night at Treasurer Ryan Smart’s casual fall ball. This was the perfect setting for taking pictures and meeting other members from PRSSA outside of Chapter. Members arrived in costumes dressed to fit the three different themes. Zombies, pumpkins, cowgirls, cowboys, as well as many candy treats were spotted throughout the night. There was plenty of pizza to go around, plus candy corn and cupcakes.
The next stop was Social Chair Jessica Perri’s spooky Halloween-themed apartment. Caution tape and bloody handprints on the front door definitely were not enough warning for what awaited inside. The webs, skeletons, hanging ghouls and black lights gave the college apartment a spooky, haunted-house feel. Everyone danced the night away and snacked on eyeball Oreos and mummified hot dogs.
Later in the night, members followed the rainbow trail to the last stop, Director of Development Sarah McSheffery’s Candy Land. Her apartment was decorated like the popular childhood game, Candy Land. National Liaison Shelby Ray and Historian Abigail Brennan graced our presence dressed as Candy Land citizens Princess Lolly and Queen Frostine, respectively. There was a table filled with various sweets and treats for guests to enjoy, with wall decorations resembling the game board. It was a“sweet treat” for members to end the night and enjoy a taste of the Halloween spirit.
The social was a great way for ISU PRSSA members to build stronger bonds within the Chapter and take a break from school. If you didn’t get the chance to attend this social, leave your calendars open for the next one. A special thanks to the development committee and volunteers; all of your hard work paid off!
By Brandy Lewis
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