th Derby festivities right around the corner, Bellarmine students get ready by making Derby fascinators to go with their outfits. Last week, the Bellarmine Activities Council hosted the program, which was a big attraction for some students.
Last Tuesday, several ladies took over the fireplace room with hot glue guns, feathers and flowers to get their head piece ready for the Derby outfit. The BAC Montage Committee hosted the program for the first time and was very pleased with the participation they received from students.
Junior Montage co-chair, Samantha Mills, said, “We absolutely loved this program. We were very excited about it all semester because we thought it would be a fun way for students to prepare for the Derby festivities. Everyone always enjoys preparing for the Derby season, but the famous head accessories can be expensive, so we were glad to be able to provide these accessories for some students.”
Overall, over ten students made the fascinators while being taught by the Student Activities Director, Sarah Fromm. Fromm took care of choosing the supplies for the program and giving students a variety of options.
While some students chose to make their fascinators fun and colorful, other students chose to be more conservative. Senior Danielle Adkins attended the program and had a lot of fun. “I am so excited to wear my fascinator I made to Oaks in a couple of weeks. These fascinators are expensive to buy, so I was glad BAC provided this option for us.”
As some students had experience making fascinators, other students were rookies. However, Fromm and other BAC members provided a lot of help to the students, who were very appreciative. Senior Physical Therapy student, Jessica Ketterer, said, “ I was a little hesitant to make a fascinator at first because I had never made one before. I wanted to learn, which is why I signed up for the program. Fromm and the other BAC members were very helpful and patient with me as they helped me choose colors and think of ideas to help me make my fascinator. I am very pleased with the finished product, and I am very excited to wear it at Day at Downs during senior week.
This program was free for students to attend, as are the majority of BAC’s programs. BAC works hard to provide a variety of options for students when they host programs. With this program being new and successful, there is a good chance they may repeat this program next year.
BAC programs are open to all undergraduate students. Although they are wrapping up their programs this year with the annual Late Knight Breakfast on April 26, they will have many exciting programs planned for students as they return in the fall.