CLEMSON — The annual Welcome Back Festival at Clemson University raised $19,300 for the Student Alumni Council Scholarship Endowment Fund.

Visitors to the Aug. 15 event on College Avenue in downtown Clemson bought more than 36,000 50-cent tickets to buy goods from the more-than 85 local vendors.

“Beyond that, I think the large numbers of students, faculty, staff and community members who attended had a great time,” said Stewart Summers of the Clemson Alumni Association, which sponsored the festival with the Student Alumni Council.