Students break from studies to enjoy a flavorful evening at UMFK

FORT KENT, Maine —  With the fall semester winding down at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, students took a break from their studies and joined community members at a chocolate and wine tasting on Nov. 30.

“I crave social activity and events like these make it easier to live on campus,” said Kevin Henderson, a junior studying computer science. Henderson said he enjoyed sampling a glass of white burgundy and also expressed his satisfaction with the many desserts and wine samples offered in the Bengal’s Lair that evening.

“I liked the fondue, however, the bundt cake was the real main event,” he said during the outing hosted by the University of Maine at Fort Kent Student Activities and Student Senate

Campus chefs from Sodexo served up the flavorful fare, which also included strawberries dipped in chocolate, cheese and crackers.

Director of Student Activities and Diversity Programming Theresa Biggs organized the event which she said drew 78 people and was free to UMFK students 21 years and older.

“Older students showed interest in wine tasting and thought it would be nice to invite students, staff and the community to de-stress before finals week, as well as for students to interact with members of the community on a social level,” Biggs said. “It was a great event, and I did not expect such a big turnout. I’ve heard from some that it was a really good experience and they would like to see it happen again.”

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