For this weekend’s entertainment is renowned Comedian Brandon Vestal. A young and upcoming star, Vestal’s act is intended to send a message and ultimately make the world a better place. By using honest and personal experiences, Vestal’s CD is used by many people going through hard times to lift them up. He has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and was named “Best of the West” at the Detroit Comedy festival.
UMW 5K Run:
The University of Mary Washington kicks of the 2013 Family Weekend with a 5K run/walk on Sept. 21. The run through campus and Fredericksburg at the fountain in front of the Jepson Science Center at 7:30 a.m. Runners and walkers can register online for a discount or on race day from 6:15 to 7:00 a.m. for $20. Proceeds go to benefit the UMW athletic department.
Cookout and Club showcase:
A cookout will be held on Ball Circle for UMW students and their families on Sept. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Pulled pork barbeque sandwiches, chicken breast, and a spread of salads will be available at $10 for an adult lunch and $5 for children 10 and under. Student organizations and clubs will begin performances at noon. In the event of rain, the cookout will move into Seacobeck Hall and showcases will be moved to the Great Hall.
The 2013 Family Weekend features a tour of one of America’s most historic houses. Famous for being the center of the Battle of Fredericksburg during the Civil War in 1862, a tour of President Hurley’s house will be available from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept 21. The house is also known for serving as a hospital for Union soldiers during the Battle of Wilderness. President Rick Hurley and Mrs. Hurley will greet students and their families. The address of the house is 704 Sunken Road, across from the Jepson Alumni Center.