SA banquet to be held on April 10

SA banquet poster.
(Poster courtesy of: Student Association)
SA banquet poster. (Poster courtesy of: Student Association)

Written by: Genesis Ventura

On April 10, Student Association (SA) will host its first banquet since the start of the pandemic. The event will be held at The Mill of Chattanooga from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The theme is Enchanted Forest. Tickets are $25, and the last day to purchase tickets at the SA office was March 25. 

The banquet is being organized by SA Secretary Erla Trevedan and SA Parliamentarian Kaelin Djami.

Trevedan said the main entertainment for the night will be Brad Brown, a magician, in honor of the enchanted theme. She also said organizers hope to have a student-led band. Vegetarian and vegan food options will be offered, according to Trevedan. She said there will be photo booths and table games that will keep students entertained throughout the night. 

Djami said she and Trevedan are currently working on details for transportation.

“We hope people carpool, but we are talking with our sponsors because we know there are students who don’t have cars,” Djami said.

Lauren Lapham, junior nursing major, expressed her excitement for the banquet’s return.

“I am really excited because my first time going was my freshman year,” Lapham said. “We didn’t have one last year, so I was kinda disappointed. I am glad SA decided to bring it back. I am excited to see how it goes.” 

Julianna Alamo, senior health science major, said she is not attending the banquet, but she still showed support for the event.  

“I absolutely love the idea of an Enchanted Forest,” Alamo said. “I’m sure everyone is going to look amazing and have lots of fun.”

Djami said a lot of single people are going. 

“It doesn’t have to be a couple’s thing; you can just go with your friends,” she said. “Ask your friends.” 

Trevedan encourages students to come because the goal of the banquet is for them to have fun. “The night is planned out for you to have a good time and enjoy yourself,” Trevedan said. “It’s a good college experience. I feel like banquets aren’t super common anymore. So I feel like it’s a good time to take advantage.” 

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