The Street Fair is a staple event for AU’s Homecoming Weekend. Every year, student organizations, dorms and clubs line up booths to sell delicious treats, savory food and comfortable merchandise featuring everything AU.
This Saturday promises many booths to be excited about and future events to look forward. The students behind each booth have plans for how the collected profits will impact campus this year.
Junior Anna Pescio, the vice president of Asian Student Association (ASA), is working acbooth with president of the ASA Izzy Steenberg. The booth will be selling both boba tea and hot tea to provide both hot and cold options for the fair, prepping for any kind of weather that Saturday’s forecast may bring.
“We chose boba tea because it is a fairly well-known and popular Asian drink that we felt would sell well and would be something unique related to our club,” Pescio said. For the ASA booth, the profits would go to the student club for future ASA events. “We hope to use the money we raise from Homecoming to help fund campus-wide events such as our Lunar New Year Festival,” said Pescio. “As well as club events, like taking our club members to dinner or to other activities together.”
At another booth, you’ll find co-leads of Campus Ministries: juniors Christina Ziuchkovski and Samuel Cho. “We will use the proceeds to fund events to show appreciation to the volunteers of our ministries,” Ziuchkovski said. In order to create those funds, their booth will host t-shirts and stickers to bring awareness to Campus Ministries. Ziuchkovski noted that a hope is “to promote student service on and off campus.”
In addition to the Campus Ministries merchandise, the booth will also be selling pumpkin pie and Deluxe Donuts. These treats were chosen specifically in regards to the sweater weather. Ziuchkovski commented on the food that pumpkin pie is the “perfect fall food for a perfect fall day” while Deluxe Donuts are “nostalgic experience for the alumni attending homecoming.”
Ziuchkovski is also helping head the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) as vice president. They will be serving hot loaded mac n’ cheese bowls. A comfort food to many, this dish was also chosen in light of the weather predicted for Saturday. The money made from the mac n’ cheese bowls will fund SWE members attending the Society of Women Engineers conference in Los Angeles in January 2024 and potentially next year’s conference in Chicago.
Other booths that will be at the street fair include, but are not limited to Sigma Zeta, SGA, social clubs and the resident halls.
Homecoming Street Fair will be hosted on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sign up for AU Homecoming Family Weekend to receive an gift designed by senior Tori Storm! Available pick up times for your registration gift is on Friday at the Helios Reception (7 to 9 p.m.) or on Saturday at the Alumni Gazebo (during the Street Fair). These are the only opportunities to pick up your Homecoming commemorative gift.