September is marked by the beginning of fall, with pumpkin spice lattes, cooler weather and many events occurring on campus. One such event in September is Meredith’s “Sizzlin’ September” festival happening Friday, Sept. 17 from 3 to 7:30 p.m.
This event is aimed to bring individuals together to have fun at the beginning of the semester and become more involved in the Meredith community. There will be two different times students can attend Sizzlin’ September this year in order to comply with COVID-19 capacity requirements. Unlike years in the past when the wider Raleigh community was encouraged to attend, Sizzlin’ September will only be available for Meredith students. This event will take place in the McIver Amphitheater and its surrounding green space.
There will be a variety of food trucks, live music and socially distanced activities for the attendees to partake in. Food truck options will include Mr. Mongolian, Big Mike’s BBQ and carnival-style treats from Oak Leaf Catering. Other activities include bingo and raffle prizes randomly selected according to seating location.
Vendors will be following COVID-19 safety guidelines and students are expected to follow Community Standards. Students must pre-register to attend this event and there is no cost for attendance. An RSVP invitation will be sent out via email in the coming week.
By Evelyn Summers, Contributing Writer