STUCO sponsors first Creek Fest


Graphic made by Cy Creek Student Council

Student Council will host Cy Creek’s first ever called Creek Fest Feb. 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will take place outside the school as well as inside, specifically on Main Street and the commons. The festival’s purpose is to raise funds for several student organizations.

“Creek Fest is a fundraising festival that STUCO is doing to raise money for participating clubs,” Student Council president and senior Dayna Cortez said. “All of the clubs participating will have a decorated booth on Main Street and they will sell items or have games at their booth.”

At the festival there will be activities for people to participate in as well as food options from them to choose from, including a Kendra Scott pop-up and Coffee-Q truck.

“There will be a food truck and grilled hot dogs as other food options,” Cortez said. “There will also be music and entertainment throughout the school. Basically, Creek Fest will be a fun family event to get the community together and raise money for our students and the school.”

People will be able to purchase items and play games at the booths using tickets, according to Student Council sponsor Kimberly Stelly.

One ticket is $1. The money used to buy tickets will go towards Cy Creek’s clubs and student organizations.

“By raising money, we wish to make enough to improve our clubs and organizations,” Cortez said. “At the same time, this event will bring clubs together for a good cause and allow the Creek community to be more interactive with each other. Results of the fundraising makes our clubs stronger and more successful in bettering our school and creating a fun environment for our students.”

What makes this event different from others is how it showcases Creek and the amount of student involvement, according to HOSA sponsor Zakia Bell.

“We have a lot of individuals that don’t necessarily get to experience other clubs and organizations in the school… so I feel like the fest will allow [people] to walk around and see all that Cy Creek has to offer,” Bell said.

HOSA is participating to promote health awareness and give back to the student body and community. Their booth will also have face painting and a can toss to look forward to.

“The intent of HOSA is to help engage in community events and spread awareness about healthcare, awareness on health issues, and prevention of health issues. And those proceeds of course will be donated to a charitable event,” Bell said.

For some volunteers such as freshman Kennedy Hoang, the fun isn’t limited by their work responsibilities.

“What makes volunteering fun for me is that I’m able to help others and just be able to experience new things,” Hoang said.

Cortez said she is excited to see how the event goes this year and in future years.

“We are most looking forward to making the Creek Fest a tradition,” Cortez said. “This is the first year we planned a festival like this, and it’s really exciting to test out the waters. We hope for it to be a success and to bring our community together. With this experience, we will make improvements each year and leave a legacy here at Creek.”

For more information, visit STUCO’s Instagram at @cycreekstuco or check the posters around campus.

Reporting by Anisa Tran and Sebastian Mar