The annual OkSOBERfest event at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will begin at 8 p.m. Friday (Oct. 31) and includes a mini-carnival with games and prizes.
Hosted by the Peer Health Education student organization, the alcohol-free event is open to the public. There is no charge to attend. The event will take place in the Ponderosa Room in the Nebraskan Student Union.
OkSOBERfest includes carnival games such as a plate break, miniature golf and ring toss. Participants will also compete in costume contests.
OkSOBERfest annually draws between 500 and 600 students.
Peer Health Education received funding for this year’s Halloween celebration from Region 3 Behavioral Health Services, Student Support Services and Loper Programming Activities Council.
Peer Health Education, Alpha Omicron Pi and LPAC volunteered to facilitate the event. “Volunteers are key to making OkSOBERfest possible,” said Kylie Kissinger, secretary of Peer Health Education. “This year we have nearly 50 volunteers who signed up to help out. …”
The Peer Health Education program is a student organization under the supervision of UNK’s Health Education Office. Student members work to engage, educate and empower students on how to make wise choices when it comes to alcohol, tobacco use and high-risk behaviors.