Bacon macaroni and cheese, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, bacon cheese fries, bacon pizza… That can only mean one thing at Campbell: Bacon Day! One of CAB’s most popular events, Bacon Day drew students from all across campus to the Rumley Center to brave the gloomy weather and claim their spot in line for a stylish bacon day t-shirt. Despite the rain and line that extended nearly to Marshbanks, students were all laughs and smiles as they socialized, eagerly waiting for the doors to open. Many also enjoyed seeing the reappearance of the infamous bacon suit that various CAB members had been sporting throughout the week on campus, with several #baconday2015 selfies appearing on Campbell’s social media.
When the event officially began, students had the chance to try multiple different bacon recipes, and were overheard excitedly saying how much they enjoyed getting to attend an event where there was free food and fun with friends – what could be better?
It may continue to rain throughout the week but the that does not stop this week’s activities! This week there are club meetings, Greek Week activities and even Bacon Day! Come out to the Rumley Center and try tons of bacon recipes from bacon bits to chocolate covered bacon! If you want to see our greek life showcase their talents, attend the talent show on Thursday at 6pm in Turner!
Events this Upcoming Week
- 5pm: Cab Gener
- 7pm: Bacon Day
- 8pm: Shine
- 9pm: Wesley Ministry Group
- 8pm: FCA
- 8:30pm: Gospel Choir
- 6:30pm: Inspirations Dance
- 7pm: Catholic Student Group
- 8:07pm: Ignite
- 8pm: BSU Ministry Group
- 6pm: Encounter Ministry Group
- 8pm: Magician: Josh McVicar
- 12pm: Autumn Festival
- 3pm: Women’s Soccer Vs. Radford
- 6pm: Football Vs. Drake
I encourage you to invite your family to Campbell this weekend to celebrate Family Weekend. Invite your family to experience the wonderful atmosphere of Campbell by attending the magic show and the autumn festival, end the weekend by watching our football team, and enjoy our camel spirit!
Written By: Rachael Wheeler
Bacon Day was a success! For those of you who missed out on the delicious festivities, here is a recap.
Video By: Hannah Gooding
I consider myself a lover of bacon. I mean, what doesn’t taste better with bacon? It is fabulous, and of course so are pigs. That being said, I don’t know if I want to eat bacon anytime soon. What happened you may ask to change my love of bacon? The answer is nothing. I still love bacon, but I had my fill of it at the CAB Bacon Day event tonight. No worries though, I’m sure it will only last a day.
The event was held in Rumley and hoards of students lined up at the doors to ensure they got a coveted t-shirt. I stood in the cold for an hour, where my toes went numb and I was given bacon gum to try. I do not recommend the gum. Everyone ended up spitting it out. If you want an idea of what it tasted like think dog treat with molasses and in gum form. My advice, don’t try it. You will need gum for the gum.
The wait was worth it though. Not only were the t-shirts great, but the whole event was. After getting an “I Love Bacon” shirt, students could sample a bunch of bacon food. There was turkey bacon, peppercorn bacon, bacon in chocolate, bacon dip, sausage wrapped in bacon and ice cream (it wasn’t bacon flavored). After eating, you could participate in bacon themed games like “bacon hole” (corn hole), pig races, pin the tail on the pig, and bean and bacon soup eating contest. Prizes such as piggy banks and other bacon flavored treats were given out in bacon bags to winners.
As you can see, bacon and pigs were the order of the day, but let me tell you, it was sooo good. The pig races and chocolate bacon had to be my favorite, and you can bet your bacon I’m wearing my bacon love t-shirt.
Thanks CAB for a great event!
Written by Marisa Linton