CSC hosts country-themed Spring Daze

A petting zoo, world’s longest taco line, and a pool party, in the middle of April, all contributed to the 2017 Spring Daze event at CSC.
The event kicked off with a petting zoo in the Andrews parking lot Friday afternoon.
The petting zoo included everyday farm animals, such as goats, pigs, donkeys and rabbits, and two animals exotic to the area—a zebra and a camel.

Kayla Canderlaria, left, 20, junior of Brooklyn, New York, and Johnathan Sayaloune, 21, junior of Scottsbluff, swim at the pool party Sunday at the Chadron Area Aquatic Center.—Photo by Nalani Stewart

Kayla Canderlaria, left, 20, junior of Brooklyn, New York, and Johnathan Sayaloune, 21, junior of Scottsbluff, swim at the pool party Sunday at the Chadron Area Aquatic Center.—Photo by Nalani Stewart


The crowd then moved to the Chicoine Center gymnasium to watch Creative Dining Services create the world’s longest continuous taco line. The Dining Services employees lined up, overlapped, and folded 2,017 tacos to form the longest line. It takes about six weeks for the world record to be official. After the taco line was completed and verified, those attending the event were welcome to take as many of the tacos as they liked.
Clubs and businesses around town then set up booths in Chicoine for students and community members to participate in. At each booth, participants worked to win tickets that could be exchanged for prizes, which included items like koozies and water bottles, among others.
At 9 p.m., the Mr. & Mrs. Spring Daze pageant began. The pageant included a question-answer session, impersonation contest, and talent show. Johnathan Sayaloune, 21, junior of Scottsbluff, and Kayla Candelaria, 20, junior of Brooklyn, New York, were named Mr. & Mrs. Spring Daze.
Saturday, the Spring Daze committee helped promote the country concert, which was brought in as part of this semester’s Galaxy Series. Following the spring football game in the morning, The Big Event in the afternoon, and a BBQ in the evening, Maddie & Tae performed for about an hour.
Sunday, there was a pool party in the afternoon and Free Movie Night hosted by CAB in the evening.
Spring Daze was staffed with 12 staff members and about 45 volunteers, according to Carly Slaght, Spring Daze committee member.
“I think this year went off amazing,” Slaght said. “Now that we have done this before, we knew what to plan for better and were able to be completely prepared before the event on Friday and Sunday.”
This year was the second year in a row for Spring Daze after the college took about a decade off from hosting the event.

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