by Catherine Goldberg ’20 A&E Staff
This year’s Alumni & Family Weekend, which took place on Feb. 22-24, had many special events planned to celebrate the Friar Family and demonstrate Providence College pride. On Saturday, from 2:30-5 p.m., the Alumni & Family Weekend Committee put together FRIARCON, an event jam-packed with food, fun, and live entertainment.
There was a variety of different booths spanning the Peterson Recreation Center, highlighting the different clubs and organizations at the College. Members of The Cowl, Board of Programmers (BOP), Friars Club, Student Alumni Association, WDOM Radio, and more sat at each booth, greeting students and alumni to explain what their clubs are all about.
The Committee decked Peterson out with lights, different types of food, including Polish pierogis, pizza, and hot dogs, a beer garden for those who were 21+, and athletes leading different sporting activities for the younger kids. A rounded stage sat at the center of Peterson, eager to greet the performers who were coming later on in the day.
There were different student performers on the Peterson stage, including the Believers of Words (PC’s poetry club), the Dance Club, STEP, Motherland Dance Group, and PC Irish Dance. Elizabeth Connor ’20, Maddie Reilly ’20, and Sarah Kerrigan ’20 of PC Irish Dance said that they “loved performing for alumni and the PC community by expressing [their] love of Irish culture.” Likewise, the other performers were eager to share with alumni, whether through dance or poetry, what they are passionate about at PC.
The second annual FRIARCON with its Friar Family of all ages showed that the community spirit never fades at PC.