Tailgate party offers food and fun before homecoming game

by Jessica Snyder

Glendale Community College celebrated homecoming with a tailgate party Oct. 24. The event kicked off at 5 p.m. in the grass to the east of Matt O. Hanhila field on GCC main campus. Faculty staff and students showed up with their family and friends to support Gaucho football.
Faculty and participants were able to reserve free tickets ahead of time. The tickets were for food from one of the four food trucks GCC had on campus as well as a ticket to watch the game at 7 p.m. The food trucks offered a variety of items to please different taste buds. There was a burger and fries truck, a quesadilla truck, a taco truck and a seafood truck.

“I really didn’t get to enjoy the homecoming tailgate because I was working.  I only had enough time to eat before I had to set up the audio for the stadium,” Joe Ranus, GCC employee, said.

Different clubs/groups set up tables with activities for participants to enjoy. The nursing table had a skeleton where people could stick corresponding body parts. Think, “Pin the tail on the donkey.”  After tailgate goers made their best attempt at placing the body part labels on the right part of the skeleton, they won a small prize.

A few other clubs that also had tables were LGBTQ+, biotechnology and The Voice student newspaper. Associated Student Government provided soft drinks for all who attended.

There was a silent auction with different baskets of goodies and money collected was in support of GCC’s United Way campaign.  The total amount raised from these baskets was $1,807.33.wordpressblog

Photo Courtesy of Adrian Pelayo

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