Volunteer Angelita Echeveste shouted “go,” and a group of Isla Vista children scrambled for a line of whipped cream-covered plates, burying their mouths and faces in the sugary mess to search for hidden gummy bears.

“It’s going really well,” said Encheueste, a second-year Chicano studies major and Lambda Theta Nu sorority member. “The kids are having a good time and I’m having a good time – seeing the little kids’ faces, this really never happens for them.”

Between 200 and 300 elementary school-aged children and their families joined dozens of UCSB volunteers from Lambda Theta Nu and the Zeta Phi Rho and Nu Alpha Kappa fraternities for the eighth annual Spring Festival and D