29th Renaissance Feast is a success

On Dec. 2, the 29th Annual Renaissance Holiday Feast was held at the WTAMU Dr. Hazel Kelley Wilson Alumni Banquet Hall.

The Feast is put together every year by the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities and the CORE office as a way to raise money for scholarships, said Director of Student Activities Skip Chisum.

“[CORE] has been preparing for a couple of months,” said Chisum. “[CORE] cares for the production of the Feast, food and ticket sales.”

However, Chisum said that this might be the last year that the Feast will be held at the Banquet Hall.

“We plan to do it next year at the JBK after the expansion is finished,” said Chisum. “We will be able to fit in more people next year.”

Vocal Performance major Stephanie Madrigal, participated as a Wench and had the opportunity to serve WT President J. Patrick O’Brien and his wife along with the WT Chamber Singers.

“It felt really cool serving the President and his wife,” said Madrigal. “I was honored because not many wenches do that.”

Students were trained on what they had to do days prior to the feast. Madrigal said she would participate the following year if allowed to.

“It really was a one of a kind experience,” she said. “It’s really festive and it ties into what I’m learning in class. Besides, I get to dress up.”

Chelsea Koester, a Music Education major, enjoyed the Renaissance Feast.

“There was a lot of sitting,” she said. “But there was good acting and I loved the singing by the Chamber Singers.”