Penn State student special-interest organization Apollo hosts its second-annual State College Food Truck Fiesta from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday in the parking lot of Grace Lutheran Church, 205 S. Garner St., in downtown State College.
“People think State College isn’t able to have such a big event, which I think is what makes the idea so novel and successful” - Selma Paul
For the second consecutive year, an assortment of food trucks will bless the parking lots of the Dorito Church for one of the first big THON fundraisers of the year.The event is hosted by Apollo, a special interest THON organization, and more than 2,000 people attended last year.
Joe Warner (senior, biomedical, dancing for Apollo) slides on baby powder during Thon at the Bryce Jordan Center on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018.
Apollo’s President Sam Boland said this is the sixth consecutive year as a top-five ranked organization. And with $81,923.24 raised this year, it’s a tradition he is proud to continue. Read more at collegian.psu.edu
Katie Hockenberry (sophomore-supply chain) walked around the THON floor with a sign advertising piggy back rides and massages from the organization Apollo on Feb. 18, 2018.
Sarah Menna is a member of the organization Apollo, whose members walked around the floor with a sign offering roller massages and piggyback rides to dancers. Menna (junior-kinesiology) said that the goal of the org was to provide random acts of kindness to the dancers during their 46-hour stint.
As THON 2018 continued on into Saturday afternoon, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey walked the floor of the Bryce Jordan Center talking with Four Diamonds families battling pediatric cancer and the Penn State students supporting them.
Disney princesses visited with Four Diamonds kids around the Jordan Center floor. Devanhi Sanchez, 6, chatted with Cinderella while sitting on Katie Hockenberry's shoulder. Hockenberry is a member of the THON organization Apollo.