This past weekend was one of the highlights of the year for Hope students! That’s right, it was Winter Fantasia! Each year, the SAC committee puts on this dance at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids and features fun activities like dancing, delicious food and a photo booth. Even if you aren’t into any of these, the hotel itself is absolutely gorgeous, so walking around is a great time as well.
This year I went with some of my roommates and we had a great time getting dolled up since we rarely have a chance to do so. Once we arrived, we all went straight for the photo booth line and had a great time using the props that were provided. After that, we (of course) had to go visit the dessert table and see what kind of goodies were there. We stuffed our faces with some delicious treats and then proceeded to the dance floor where we made total fools of ourselves dancing around. The atmosphere on the dance floor was so energetic and fun because people were letting loose from the stressful week they all had. It was especially nice to see people there that I don’t usually cross paths with during the week, so a lot of catching up occurred. For instance, my friends that I went to Vienna with were all there so we got a nice photo together in commemoration of our great adventures abroad.
Things started dying down later into the night and we were all pretty tired, so we made our way back to Holland and fell asleep immediately. It’s funny to see the transformation over the years from freshman year being able to stay up until the early morning and then reaching senior year and needing to sleep as close to midnight as possible. We’re starting to get old and can’t stay out as late as we used to back during freshman year! Anyway, it was a pretty eventful evening and if you’re reading this and currently attend Hope, you should definitely go next year. If you’re a prospective student, this is definitely an event to look forward to when you attend Hope. I HOPE you have a great rest of your week and a relaxing weekend!
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