By Norman Geary and Kristopher Ortega
Media Club Reporters
New to this year’s Fall Harvest event lineup Saturday is the Alumni Feast and Brews Reunion Tent.
Wine and craft beer samples will be available from several local breweries owned and operated by Central Penn College graduates, including Zeroday Brewing Co., Pizza Boy Brewing Co., and the Vineyard and Brewery of Hershey.
There will also be an Oktoberfest-style buffet.
The Brews Reunion Tent and the buffet will be on the patio of the Knight and Day Café, previously called Scoozi’s, on the bottom floor of the Advanced Technology Education Center (ATEC) building, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for lunch, $20 for lunch and beer sampling, and $7 for a child’s lunch.
“It’s going to be just people getting together and having a good time, reconnecting,” said Alumni Engagement Director Sarah Blumenshein.
Some foods to be served at the Oktoberfest include beef hotdogs, sauerkraut, sirloin angus beef burgers, BBQ chicken quarters, German potato salad, smoked gouda and penne pasta salad.
No Last Call, Tinsel Wigs and Jason Barshinger will perform a variety of music.
“We are going to have security on site,” Blumenshein said. “They are going to be checking IDs. We’re going to have wristbands to enter into the tent. You need to have a wristband. If you’re purchasing the lunch ticket, you will have a certain color. If you are purchasing a lunch, beer and wine ticket, you will have another.”
Central Penn College adheres to a strict zero-tolerance alcohol policy, but an exception is being made for this year’s Fall Harvest to help draw alumni to campus to participate in events. Current students who have not previously earned a Central Penn degree will be permitted to buy or to drink alcohol, or to enter the tent.
“Alumni who are current students, who have already earned a degree here, are allowed to go into the tent, but they have to be 21,” Blumenshein said.