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Acacia Kicks Off School Year With Annual BBQ

Written by Young Man Shane Torrey

On Saturday, August 22nd, Acacia Fraternity hosted its annual Back to School Barbecue celebrating SAMOS week and kicking off the new school year. There were many festivities and games held throughout the evening, including a dunk tank, photo booth, waterslide, and yard games.

"At last year's Back to School BBQ, we had about 350 people come. This year, we saw around 400 people come through our doors." said Br. Scott LaMunyon '14 Junior Dean and External Committee Chairman.

Acacians grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, as well as serving cookies and refreshments to their guests. The barbecue was a great way to wind down a day in which Men and Young Men alike participated in Sorority Serenades, dancing to each sorority outdoors with temperatures in excess of 90 degrees. Recruitment chairman Br. Ryan Haefke '14 also thought the barbecue was a success, and even improved on the previous year's event.

"The Back-To-School barbecue was another great success this year!  It was an awesome time to reconnect with friends across campus and I was really pleased with the number of people we had attend." said Haefke.

All in all, the barbecue was a great way to network with individuals across campus and showcase the excellent facility and atmosphere Acacia is proud to claim. Growing attendance, campus-wide support, and the continual addition of new events all point an encouraging sign for the event's future. We're incredibly excited to continue the tradition in the coming years.

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