Loyola Brings Back a Rambler Favorite: Fall Flavor Fest!
After a ten year hiatus, Loyola Academy hosted its first Fall Flavor Fest on Friday, October 28. That's right, the popular food festival is back! As both a fundraising opportunity for clubs and cocurricular programs and a celebration of our vibrant community, it's no wonder why the Fall Flavor Fest has been so popular in the past. And, with 31 clubs participating in this year's festivities, the event is on track to once again become a beloved annual tradition.
Director of Student Activities Melissa Krein decided to relaunch the fest at Lake and Laramie this fall. "It's such a fun day for students and it's a chance for the clubs to shine and raise a little money for their group," she explained.
In true Rambler fashion, students stepped up to the plate to bring Fall Flavor Fest back to life, with over 400 students volunteering their time and talents. Student Council was at the center of the revival effort, taking charge with ticket sales, grilling, set up and clean-up. Many of Loyola's clubs participated in the event, selling a variety of main dishes, sweets, and other treats for students, faculty and staff to indulge in like DQ blizzards, wings, and Portillo's chocolate cake.
On the day of the fest, the West Gym was packed with Ramblers perusing the tasty selections of each club. Live music filled the air as festival goers were treated to a performance by a student band comprised of Malina Mandel '23, Zach Roth '24, James Casey '23, Pawl Awdisho '23, Nathan Mantanguihan '23, Oscar Moffitt '25, led by Eamon Ryan '23.
Many thanks to the students faculty, and staff for all the tireless work they did to restore this wonderful Loyola tradition. Below is a completed list of participating clubs and the items they featured at the 2022 Fall Flavor Fest:
African American Youth Group (AAYG) (Nachos) Architecture Club (Eli's chocolate cake) Art Club (Cotton candy) Asian Youth Group (AYG) (Vegan fried rice) Boys Youth Group (Chips) Chinese Club (Boba milk tea mochi) D.I.C.E (Diversity, Inclusion, Culture, Equity) (Buffalo Joe's wings) Finance Club (Gatorade) Fishing Club (Italian beef sandwiches and giardiniera) French Club, Fashion Club, French Honor Society (Macarons and eclairs) Gardening Club (Hot cider and pumpkin munchkins) History Club (Green river drinks) Hope Squad (Root beer floats) INSIGNIS (Loretta sandwiches) Irish Heritage Club (Mint chocolate chip blizzards from DQ) Loyola Academy Dance Club (LADC) (Ice cream sandwiches) Math Team (Lou Malnati's pizza) Meditation Club (Kind bars) Middle East Club (Portillo's chocolate cake) Misericordia Club (Misericordia brownies) Model UN (Pocky Sticks, Toblerone, and other imported candy) Philosophy Club (Popcorn) Photography Club and Cooking Club (Sugar cookies) Polish Club (Pierogis) Publications (The Prep and Yearbook) (Hot dogs) Spanish Honor Society (Bagged Mexican/Spanish candy) Speech and Debate (Chick Fil-A nuggets) Student Council (Hamburgers and cheeseburgers) Torch Club (Walking Tacos) UniDos (Taquitos) Women in STEAM (Taffy Apples)