Some people might think college students are too old for teddy bears, but the Activities Program Board (APB) and participating students thought otherwise.
Students piled into the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) multi-purpose room (MPR) on Feb. 21 for APB’s first Teddy Bears and Tie Dyes event.
Kiayrah Wehr, a member of APB, led the event.
“This blew up way more than I expected. There were over 130 students that came out,” Wehr said.
APB is known for supplying snacks at their events. This event featured mini doughnut gluten-free choices and non-dairy ice cream.
“We really wanted to be inclusive with the snacks tonight,” Wehr said. “Our events are for everyone and we love seeing new faces. It makes us really happy to see people show up and enjoy themselves.”
Freshman Aurora Florek made matching bears for her and her boyfriend.
“This isn’t my first APB event but I didn’t expect it to be this big. I recommend that people come to more APB events, especially the bingo nights because they give away a lot of cool stuff,” Florek said.
APB members said they were surprised by the turnout. They ran out of bears in the first 15 minutes.
Wehr said they will have another Teddy Bear and Tie Dyes night next semester because participants liked the event so much.