PANCAKES, CARRIAGE RIDES, AND ALLIGATORS
Pancakes, carriage rides,
and alligators-the May Fair featured all these and more on Saturday, May
10 at Trinity's campus.
While the athletically-inclined
ran or walked in the annual Troll Trot, the alumni association was busy
in the dining hall whipping pancake batter into hot, fluffy mounds that
were quickly consumed by early-risers in search of a satisfying breakfast.
Their stomachs full, guests
made their way down to the gym to purchase hand-crafted Mother's Day gifts,
bedding plants for the garden, or check out the reptiles at the cold-water
creature show. Then the heavens opened and the rains poured out, forcing
the inflatable rides to close down temporarily. Clothes were dampened,
but spirits remained buoyant, and soon the clouds parted to bring forth
The May Fair has a long history
of inclement weather, but the Women's Guild volunteers were prepared for
the worst. They stocked their display with Dutch favorites-cheese, wurst,
candies, breads, cookies, olie bollen (a type of deep-fried doughnut with
raisins), figuring that the rain would boost sales among the craft booths
inside the Mitchell Memorial Gymnasium.
Under clear skies, visitors
flocked to the attractions and rides, and savored the traditional grilled
Wisconsin bratwursts imported from Milwaukee and cooked by several Wisconsin
alumni; hamburgers and hot dogs were available for the less dedicated.
The WGN fan van showed up at 2 p.m. to give away prizes and mingle with
The annual event raises funds
to provide student scholarships, equipment, furnishings, and campus improvements.
For more than 40 years, the Women's Guild has supported the College through
its fundraising efforts during the year, including exam packs and special
occasion cakes, the fall craft fair, and the May Fair.
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