Memory lane Monday: Hay Days through the years

Hay Day has been a tradition since 1996, typically held in the fall, but a couple of times it has had to be rescheduled to the spring semester due to weather. Jeff Riddle, chair of the physical education department, hosts Hay Day at his farm in Damascus every year.

Hay Day this year is Tuesday, April 9, from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Riddle farm. There will be games, including human foosball and horseshoes, paddle boats, fishing and the annual hay bale jumping contest.

Hay Day started as an alternative to a specified Halloween party and is now one of the longest student activity traditions behind Harvest Party and Spring Fling.

“It gives students an opportunity who may not have a chance [otherwise] to get to know each other. It brings all of the student body together at a function that’s off campus, and that makes a unique atmosphere. Sometimes people will make friends, share a moment, make a memory at CBC that they may not have otherwise been able to make,” says Riddle.

Directions to the Riddle farm can be picked up in the Student Services office.

Jessica is from Clarksville, AR and is a senior at CBC. Jessica is double majoring in English and History, with a minor in Communication. After she graduates, Jessica wants to go to graduate school for Museum Studies with a focus on collections management and publish a fiction novel. She is a radio DJ for Tower Media and is also the student library clerk on campus. Jessica’s favorite things to do include reading, writing, taking photos, hanging out with friends, and listening to music.

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