Saturday, May 18, 2013

Alumni Weekend Planned

Exeter and Exeter-Milligan Alumni have a activity filled weekend for this year’s Alumni Weekend in Exeter.
Three new activities have been added to the weekend to allow for alumni to reconnect and get reacquainted.
Friday evening, the weekend planners have added the First Annual Alumni Adventure Dash for those who are 21 and over.  Costumes are encouraged as the participants head through Exeter stopping at designated adventure stations.  There will be prizes for spirit, attire, Eagle of the Meet, and general fun following the race.

Twenty year class members Kim Becker Bartolomeo and Allyson Horne formulated the idea for the fun run as a way “to stop and see all the places in town that have special memories for us,” explained Horne.
She noted that people don’t have to be a runner to participate.  They can walk, skip or run but they will have to stop at five or six adventure stations on the route where they will have to do some sort of contest to get past the station and get the sticker or stamp on their running bib.  All the proceeds from the event will be donated to the fire department. 

Cara (Songster) Stoll is President of the 10 year class planning this year’s alumni weekend.  She noted the many new items planned for the weekend, “We’re keeping the traditional alumni weekend events but we want alumni to have the opportunity to participate in a few new fun activities. We’re giving people another opportunity to make the most of the weekend.  Since it’s Memorial Day  weekend we felt that adding something on Sunday wouldn’t affect a lot of travel plans for visiting alum.”

A lot of the new activities are geared toward the younger alum.  New this year in addition to the alumni adventure dash is a sand volleyball tournament and a road rally on Sunday.  “The road rally should be fun. . . I know there usually hasn’t been anything on Sunday but we thought it would be one more opportunity for some reminiscing," explained Stoll.
There will be alumni trivia throughout the road rally incorporating both the towns of Exeter and Milligan.
  The MC’s at this year’s banquet promise to be entertaining.  Sue Kittinger ‘78 and Jeremy Becker ‘93 will keep the event lively reminiscing about the good ole days at Exeter, Exeter-Milligan.  This year they expect to honor sixteen different classes and hope that living members will be able to attend.  Another milestone for the weekend will be the inclusion of the first alumni class of Exeter-Milligan graduates.  

If you have forgotten to register for any of the events or the banquet you can still come to the dance at the Legion and if you are participating in the golf scramble on Saturday morning or the Volleyball tournament your banquet tickets are discounted to $10.  Another bonus, there is no advance registration for the road rally on Sunday which begins at 1:00 p.m. at the pool park.

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