Made on the Mainline 2019

Kate Ferenchick and Sami Isenberg, Staff Writers

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On October 19th, Harriton High School student council held its annual Made on the Mainline festival at Narberth Park from 3 to 9pm. This year, the festival hosted a variety of performers, clubs, and food trucks, with many attendees calling the event the most successful Made on the Mainline, yet.

To kick off the event, many Harriton clubs sold goods and hosted games: Asian club sold dumplings, Ronald McDonald club decorated cupcakes, Operation Smile wrote cards for sick children, Latin club told fortunes—all the while student musicians were performing in the gazebo.

“I think it has improved from last year,” Taylor Shinal, student council secretary, explained, “because there are more clubs and bands.”

Many musicians gave stellar performances, which excited the crowd. Gabi Gamberg, along with artists Vienna, Lil Xay, and Steal the Dog, wowed listeners with original music and rhythmic talent.

All of the attendees agreed there was never a dull moment. Student council’s secretary, Ellie Ferenchick, was proud of her team’s work, saying, “This was very successful! Many bands showed out and a lot of people showed up. For me, this was probably the best Made on the Mainline yet!”

In addition to music and clubs, Made on the Mainline hosted a watermelon eating contest. Students could participate for a two dollar charge, and once in the competition, participants dove into the open watermelons while their peers cheered from behind. This year, Noah Nicolo won.

Even with all these activities, Taylor Shinal reflected, “nothing was that stressful. Just making sure it all came together was a team effort.”

In the end, the fesitival embodied the enthusiasm, community, and school spirit of Harriton High School, as students worked together in promoting clubs and hosting activities to help raise money for the Lower Merion Scholarship Fund.

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