Sunday, February 3, 2008

91st Forester's Ball

This weekend our main activity was the 91st. Forester's Ball.
For any that don't know, the Ball is a UM forestry students tradition dating back to 1914. It is the second oldest tradition on UM campus, behind the Grizzly football team. The ball is a two night fund raising event, that provides scholarships to the forestry students.
Whitney has been busy with putting this together for months, serving as a member of the committee. Her sister Bailey flew in from Az. on thursday night to see the event and help with all the last minute jobs. I got into town on Friday having attended a foresty conference in Coeur d' Alene, Id. for a couple of days.
As the ball got under way on Friday night, we were very surprised to find Whitney's parents Gary and Kathy there! They had been hearing about this event for a long time from Whitney and decided to make a surprise trip out to attend. It was really great to see them, and they enjoyed seeing what all the fuss is about. Kathy, Gary and Bailey attended both nights and headed home to Or. and Az. this morning.
As for me, I enjoyed particiating in the Can Can dance once more, and had a great time both nights. It is a great time to see other forestry alumni and catch up with folks I don't see often.
That's all for now - KJ


April said...

91 years -- wow! That is so cool that you guys have been able to participate in such an old tradition there at UM. Sounds like a very special tradition. And how fun to have surprise visitors! Now, why didn't I think of that?!

Bailey said...

The Forester's Ball was so fun! Maybe I'll have to come again when Whit doesn't have so much responsibility so we can enjoy ourselves even more. Thanks for the dancing lessons Kyle...even though I may have elbowed you in the head once or twice! :)