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The Blue & Gray Press | October 23, 2017

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Junior Ring Week Has Free Hot Air Balloon Rides

By AARON RICHARDSON

Junior Ring Week kicks off March 22, which for most of campus means more free food and promotional cups than you can possibly have use for. For juniors, it means living in fear for a week while your “friends” plan “hilarious” pranks to pull on you.

To kick off the festivities, Class Council and Giant are hosting an open-air free show in downtown’s scenic Market Square. Featuring campus up and comers the Like Whatevers and Fredericksburg vterans the Green Boys, the show kicks off at 3 p.m.

The show in Market Square is only the beginning of the week’s festivities. Other activities will include an egg hunt from 4-6 p.m. on March 23, which is open to all students.

“There will be eggs with candy in them all over campus, but there will be special eggs for juniors with slips in them to claim bigger prizes like a digital camera and a GPS system,” says 2010 Class Council President Chelsea Devening.

“The kickoff concert is going to be awesome because many of the bands playing are local or are Mary Washington students,” Devening adds. “It’ll be a great time to be outside with your friends, get free food, listen to music and relax.”

There will be two hours of hot air balloon rides on Thursday open only to juniors. Rides are limited to four people at a time.

Line up early to get an exclusive bird’s-eye view of Fredericksburg. If bad weather rears its ugly head as it often does in March, not to worry, ballon rides will be rescheduled.

To round out the weeek, Class Council will hold the Junior Ring Dance on Saturday, March 28. The event is open only to juniors, but students may bring guests to the free event.

Class Council will be giving away exclusive shot glasses to the juniors who attend. Again, showing up early is a must for a free shot glass. The dance will be in  Great Hall and is free.

The featured event of the week, Junior Ring Ceremony, will be on Friday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium.

Juniors who got a ring and plan to attend the Ring Ceremony are required to participate in Ring Ceremony rehearsal on Wed., March 25 at 4 p.m. in Dodd.

Junior Ring Week promises plenty of action, entertainment and Domino’s for all comers. Show up early to fully exploit everything the week has in store.