STORY BY JESSICA LYNK
Since July, P2 Elizabeth Bald and sophomore Emily Norton have been planning Dogtown After Hours. The event, happening this Friday from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., includes a variety of activities ranging from a henna artist to breaking a world record.
“It brings all of campus together. We collaborate with so many different aspect of campus,” sophomore Emily Norton said.
Dogtown After Hours is the largest campus event that is student-led and plans to entertain over 500 students.
“We try to promote it as many ways as we can to make sure the most amount of people come to the event and know about the event,” junior Emily Gregor said.
The event is unique in the fact that it is an alcohol-free event and it combines multiple events in one night.
“It gives students a chance to do something that they are not normally going to do and that one organization alone cannot put on. Since we are an alcohol alternative event, it is in a safe environment that is trusted,” Norton said.
One of the events is a fundraiser in order to create a mural of Porterhouse in Olmsted.
At the event, students can paint a tile that will all come together to create an about 400 tile mural of Porterhouse.
“We knew that we wanted to have this mural,” Norton said. “Elizabeth saw them do a mural at the arts festival this summer. She just had this vision and said ‘I want to do that. What can we do that with?’ Her and I were brainstorming, and we can up with the idea of memorializing Porterhouse and doing it that way.”
Other events include dueling pianos, a pie in the face contest, bubble soccer and an attempt at the world’s largest Nerf gunfight.
Dogtown After Hours will be in the breezeway all week collecting money for their pie contest and the mural as well as the opportunity to reserve a Nerf gun for Friday.
The team has put in a lot of effort to create a successful event.
“It’s been a really unique experience,” sophomore Ashley Hawkins said. “Dogtown is not a club or organization, it is just one event that we plan. It has been cool seeing all our hard work come together.”