Hundreds gathered at Pierce College’s west side of campus for the first Open House/Beyond Farmwalk this weekend. The free event opened the campus for the public to explore the different departments and opportunities that the college has to offer. Students and professors from various departments set up booths at Rocky
Young Park to share information and details about their programs. The Center for Sciences was opened to demonstrate the workings of the Planetarium and lab facilities. The Automotive department was open as well, showcasing the garage and cars. The art department presented student work and sold ceramics. Tours were given at the newly built Library and Learning Crossroads. Counselors were also on site to provide academic guidance. Local families and their children came to enjoy the equine show, petting zoo and pony rides that were presented at the 225-acre farm, including dressage, barrel races and sidesaddle riding.
Volunteers worked through the rising San Fernando Valley heat to ensure that attendees had a good time. The Veterans Club cooked up some mesquite barbeque, burgers and hotdogs. The Urban Dance and Cheer Team put on performances at Rocky Young Park alongside the booths and tents. The Boots and Saddle Club and the Pre-Vet Club gave presentations about different farm animals and sold snowcones that reminded local residents of the heat to come this summer.