The Annual Wooster Campus FunFest took place on Wednesday, August 14. Over 220 attended the event at the Secrest Welcome Center, where we had lots of food, games, and prizes! Hartzler’s ice cream truck returned to campus and accepted staff appreciation tokens, while Grill masters from the Facilities department cooked our burgers and hot dogs provided by the Department of Animal Sciences (thanks to you both!) We were able to collect over 3 full boxes of shampoo, soap, toothpaste, and other items for OneEighty, in addition to donating two boxes of buns and four large pans of hamburgers and hotdogs to the Salvation Army.
This year, we also held our first ever hot dog eating contest. Quite frankly, we relished the opportunity to watch these challengers compete. Towards the end, it was clear that nobody would ketchup to the wiener… Congratulations to our first ever champion, Mike Franks, who won by eating 8 hotdogs! Jason Veil came in second, followed by Mike Jeffers, and Dave Lohnes. Thank you all for your competitive spirit and enthusiasm!
The 10th Annual Chili Cook-Off was held on March 8th and was a great success with 12 chili participants and 130 attendees. Special thanks to the volunteers who helped the event run so smoothly. Congratulations to all winners: Kelly Eltzweiler (1st Place Red). Sara Mays (2nd Place Red), Jennifer Harrison (1st Place Other), and Pat Boley (2nd Place Other). Also, Elizabeth Hilterbrand won the OSU-themed raffle basket!