Y-O-L-O at RCC

Sun comes out for annual Fall Festival 

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

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* Video – Emma, Lisette, Shirley, Mary and Buddy

HAMLET — With a purple and yellow-painted face, Emma Smith was in party mode early Wednesday afternoon at Richmond Community College.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Emma Smith, Lisette Sanchez, Shirley Sims, Mary Turner and Buddy Sills dance like nobody's watching.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Emma Smith, Lisette Sanchez, Shirley Sims, Mary Turner and Buddy Sills dance like nobody’s watching.

And why not?

After all, Smith said, “Y-O-L-O.”

As in, you only live once. And Smith said it not with a shrug of her shoulders but with a look in her eyes that indicated she meant it.

So it was free of inhibitions that she and friends Lisette Sanchez, Shirley Sims, Mary Turner and Buddy Sills danced in front of the mobile video game truck — and in public — parked on the grass of the RCC quad during the school’s annual Fall Festival.

In between classes on what turned out to be a sunny day with temperatures in the low 70s — far different than the rainy gray morning — students were encouraged to kick back and relax with corn hole, face-painting, outdoor laser tag and more.

While Gary Boyette, of Rockingham, and Breanna Teal, of Hamlet, squared off against each other in a hastily scheduled corn hole battle, Laurinburg resident Leo Bazen teamed up with Georgetta, 5, and Sabrina, 9, for war games with Backyard Laser Tag.

“I got them out of school for this,” said Leo Bazen, whose sister is enrolled at RCC.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Gary Boyette and Breanna Teal compete in an informal corn hole match Wednesday at RCC.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Gary Boyette and Breanna Teal compete in an informal corn hole match Wednesday at RCC.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Georgetta Bazen, 5, of Laurinburg, stays close to Leo Bazen in a game of Backyard Laser Tag.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Georgetta Bazen, 5, of Laurinburg, stays close to Leo Bazen in a game of Backyard Laser Tag.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Those who answered a question about the Bible received a free goldfish courtesy of the Campus Crusade for Christ Club at Richmond Community College's annual Fall Festival.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Those who answered a question about the Bible received a free goldfish courtesy of the Campus Crusade for Christ Club at Richmond Community College’s annual Fall Festival.

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