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10th annual Fiesta on the River becomes a University tradition

April 3, 1997

By Jennifer Bjorgaard

Lariat Reporter

The Residence Hall Association and the University are sponsoring the 10th Annual Fiesta on the River from 6 to 11 p.m. today at Minglewood Bowl. This fiesta has become a University tradition over the years.

Student organizations will have a variety of booths set up for students and children in the community. Throughout the evening there will be scheduled entertainment including Tumble Dry Low, Cold Comfort for Change and Mariachi Azteca.

No admission fee will be charged, and the activities are for all ages and are inexpensive. The prices for certain games and food range from a quarter to one dollar. Many organizations will serve traditional Mexican foods, including taquitos, tacos, chips and salsa and chalupas, but other ethnic groups will serve other foods.

'It's a time for the Baylor and Waco community to come together and celebrate our common aspects that bind us together,' said Elizabeth Wallace, assistant director of residence life/student development coordinator.

One of the newest events is a bungee run sponsored by Alpha Kappa Psi. Other activities include a Mexican jumping bean contest, a pepper toss, a salsa drinking contest, a space walk and a 'smear your R.A.' booth. At this booth, students can throw a pie in the face of their resident assistant.

'Even though Fiesta is geared toward a Mexican carnival, there are a variety of activities for students like the bungee run and also hay rides given by the Baylor Riding Association,' said Cristy Parsons, a San Antonio junior and co-chair of Fiesta on the River.

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