Pleasant weather led to a good turnout this past weekend for Thurtene Carnival.
The annual community event brings together students, faculty and staff from Washington University in St. Louis with the university’s surrounding neighbors and the greater St. Louis community for a weekend filled with rides, carnival fare and student-produced family-friendly plays. One new feature for 2013 was a rock-climbing wall.
Sophomore Maggie Kelleher, left, and senior Susanna Barron, of Alpha Omicron Pi, help children make crafts during Thurtene Carnival. Fraternities and sororities on campus typically pair up to build elaborate facades, house-like structures that are constructed and decorated the week before the carnival, each with its own theme. Student groups then offer plays and other family friendly activities during the weekend-long event. Kelleher is a business administration major, while Barron is majoring in political science and in French, both in Arts & Sciences.
(Credit: whitney Curtis)