In an effort to provide more programming activities for our student body, the Office of Student Life has created a new series of monthly events appropriately titled the Something New And Different (SNAD) Series. Each event will be held on a unique holiday or observance and will offer both day and evening students the opportunity to engage themselves in student life. This series will be used not only as a promotional tool to publicize upcoming events and activities but also as a way for the Office of Student Life to give back to the students of Bossier Parish Community College. Each event will be held on its designated day from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Building F and from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in Building A (excluding Fortune Cookie Day which will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Building F). Contact the Office of Student Life (F-220) at 318-678-6035 for additional information.
Fortune cookies are made of flour, sugar, vanilla and oil and contain a “fortune” wrapped inside that brings you good luck, a whimsical saying, or a philosophical thought. It is not certain whether they were invented by Makoto Hagiwara at the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco in 1914 or by David Jung, founder of the Hong Kong Noodle Company, in Los Angeles in the 1920s. In honor of Fortune Cookie Day, stop by and enjoy a FREE fortune cookie!
Chocolate actually comes from a tree, the Theobroma cacao (pronounced ka-KOW). Cacao is native to Central and South America; but, it is grown throughout the tropics. About 70% of the world’s cacao is grown in Africa. Cocoa beans, which come from the fruit of the cacao tree, were once used as currency by the Mayan and Aztec cultures; so, perhaps “money” does grow on trees. In honor of National Chocolate Day, stop by and enjoy some FREE chocolate!
There are many variations of the original ice cream sundae, all with different ice cream flavors and toppings; but, the most expensive sundae on record sells for $1,000 and contains 5 scoops of Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream, edible gold leaf, rare Amedei Porcelana chocolate, American Golden caviar and Parisian candied fruits. It’s also served in a crystal goblet with a golden spoon. In honor of National Sundae Day, stop by and enjoy a FREE ice cream sundae!
Was Granny Smith a real person? Yes! Maria Ann Smith, well-known for her fruit pies, developed a new type of apple in Australia in 1868 by accidentally crossing a wild European crabapple with the more commonly grown orchard apple. The delicious new fruit was named the “Granny Smith” in her honor; and they just happen to be one of the best apples for making apple pie. In honor of National Apple Pie Day, stop by and enjoy a FREE slice of apple pie!
The Frito Company was started by Charles Elmer Doolin in San Antonio, Texas. In 1932, Charles met a man selling fried corn chips; and, after pawning his mama’s wedding ring, he paid the man $100 for his recipe (a lot of money in those days). After perfecting the recipe, he began selling his chips from his Model T Ford; and, the rest is history. The most recognizable corn chip snack was born. In honor of National Corn Chip Day, stop by and enjoy a FREE bag of Fritos!
Tortilla chips are made from corn tortillas which are cut into wedges and then fried. They are typically served with a dip, such as salsa, chili con queso, or guacamole. Although first mass-produced in Los Angeles in the late 1940s, tortilla chips are considered to be a Mexican food, known as tostados. Usually made of yellow corn, they can also be made of white, blue or red corn. In honor of National Tortilla Chip Day, stop by and enjoy some FREE chips and salsa!
The legend that English settlers, who came to America in the 16th and 17th centuries, learned about popcorn from the Native Americans has been proven to be a myth. Evidence of popcorn from 3600 B.C. was found in New Mexico; and, remnants found in Peru date from as early as 4700 B.C. Today, Americans consume 17 billion quarts of popcorn a year which averages to 54 quarts per person. In honor of Popcorn Lover’s Day, stop by and enjoy some FREE popcorn!
The average American child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the time he/she graduates from high school. In 2010, the world’s largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich was made at the Great American Peanut Butter Festival in Grand Saline, Texas. It weighed in at 1,342 pounds and contained 720 pounds of bread, 493 pounds of peanut butter and 129 pounds of jelly. In honor of National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day, stop by and enjoy a FREE PB&J sandwich!