Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Chesterton Society hosted a campfire social night, their initial kick-off event of the semester, Sunday evening on the lawn just outside of the J. C. Williams Center.
The event drew a group of around 150 students, though many came and went throughout the duration of the event, which lasted from 6:30-10:30 pm.
“People started coming early,” said Elizbeth Williams, secretary of the Chesterton Society, who helped to put on the event. “The Veritas debate let out earlier than we expected, and people who had been there came here as soon as it was over.”
Attendees played games of cornhole, listened to music and gathered around two campfires to relax and mingle.
The Chesterton Society also offered a table where attendees could sign up for the club, get a free bookmark featuring quotes from G.K. Chesterton and learn about future events. Members of the club leadership hung out there to meet with new members and those who were interested in learning more about G.K. Chesterton.
“We are just trying to bring some of the wit, wisdom and wonder of G.K. Chesterton to life with our activities on campus,” said Williams when asked about the aim of the club. “We had a good turnout tonight, and I look forward to the rest of the semester.”
The Chesterton Society, a part of the National Chesterton Societies, is planning to rejuvenate its scholarly program with a variety of fun events throughout the school year, and holds an open and welcoming policy towards any and all. They expect to host more events throughout the semester.