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Brockport students indulge on local bread and cheese

by Maraget Stewart | copy editor
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 01:00 pm
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The Brockport Student Government hosted its second annual Bread Fest this past weekend. The event took place in the Seymour Union located on the campus of The College at Brockport on Friday, Sept. 21. 

Though the event had a start time of 9 p.m., the line was already twisting throughout the halls of the Seymour College Union by 8:45 p.m.

The successful event is the brain child of Maddie Petherick, Brockport Student Government Activities Coordinator, the event works to provide a safe alternative to the notorious party culture that exists on campus.

“I thought of this at Texas Roadhouse,” Petherick explained when she was asked how she came up with the idea. “Some friends and I were eating the rolls and I wanted to take them back to campus.”

The event’s first year yielded a large turnout and this year proved to be no different, and it is easy to see why. 

Though the bread selection was missing the Texas Roadhouse rolls, the choices included some classic favorites. The bread selection that was available included samples like biscuits from Red Lobster, breadsticks from Olive Garden and assorted pretzel bites, salt and cinnamon sugar, from the well-known Auntie Anne’s franchise.

“Everyone loves bread and it’s free,” said Petherick. “It is a chance for the campus to come together and make safer choices.”

The participants agreed. Brockport students, Gabe Rodriguez and Cynthia Arican were among some of the first waiting in line.

“I like bread because it all has a different feel,” Rodriguez said. “ It just makes people happy.”

Based upon the success of last year’s event and the turn out this year, it is likely that the event is going to be an annual one.

Since the success of Bread Fest, students can look forward to the event every year. Students that attended the Bread Fest were also anxiously awaiting the Cheese Fest which was an event that was held at Saturday, Sept. 22 at 9 p.m., the day after Bread Fest. BSG gave students an alternative from going out and partying and both events had a  similar mission: keep the students of The College at Brockport safe.

 

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