Religious Diversity Fair Draws a Crowd At SFC

January 14, 2010

Author: Brittany Hermes

Source: The Gainesville Sun

The Religious Diversity Fair at Santa Fe College used to be once a year.

But interest in the fair, which took place again on Wednesday, has blossomed -- and that interest has emboldened fair organizers.

“We used to do this once a year, but the feedback was so good that last year we started doing it twice a year. We may add the summer semester as well,” said Kenny Holmes, student development specialist at SFC and lead organizer of the event for the past two years.

From 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Santa Fe students in attendance learned about several different religions. They were asked to fill out a short survey and were given a slice of pizza and drink in return.

Holmes said he had expected a larger number of participants for this fair because of the event’s past popularity.

Whereas last semester about 10 religious organizations participated, on Wednesday closer to 20 various religious groups participated, Holmes said.

See also: Interfaith, Civic, Campus