By Zaida Martin, Full360 Reporter
The second half of the Fall semester brings relief from Midterms and along with it, the coveted DelVal Harvest Festival.
This celebration for the coming of autumn is a much-loved tradition for students, with free activities and food. This year’s event will feature some of the usual, like pumpkin or apple picking at the end of a hayride, but also introduce some new ways to celebrate the harvest.
Jackie Dudley, class of 2025, is an Environmental Science Major with a specialization in Pollution Remediation and a minor in Horticulture. Along with her many certifications and accomplishments, Dudley is also president of the DelVal MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences) chapter, making her the main coordinator for this event since 2022.
Dudley was able to provide an insight into what this year’s Harvest Festival will look like.
“We are also doing something new this year called the cultural walk, where clubs under MRC (Minority Relations Council) will have set up information on different countries, crops, festivals, music, and anything revolving around Harvest Fest,” she said.
The clubs featured in this new event include; Black Student Union, Students for Diversity, Sisters in STEM, G.L.O.W (Gay, Lesbian, Or Whatever), and MANRRS.
The festival will take place on Wednesday, October 11th from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, located on the Quad right outside of the Life Sciences Building. The event is free for students, with some goods for sale from various clubs.
“Ever since I came to this school, I wanted MRC to have its own event, and I decided this semester that I wanted Harvest Fest to be that event,” Dudley said.