Here at Gardner-Webb, student activities does a great job of planning lots of events for students to enjoy. One such event is the annual Gardner-Webb University Formal. This is a lot like Prom night for high schoolers, but open to the entire University and it comes with a lot less pressure. You can go to formal wearing a floor length ball gown or a frilly sundress. This year’s theme was vintage carnival, so the dresses were not to be outdone!
Many students do their fair share of picture taking for the event in all of the usual picture-taking locations: in front of the lake, the Gardner-Webb sign, and the rose garden. Outback and Olive Garden are usually filled with students. Upon our trip to Olive Garden, there were already three other groups from Gardner-Webb and we ran into a couple more on our way out.
To mix things up a little this year, my friends and I made a trip over to the Gaffney entertainment outlet for a round of bowling before hitting the formal. This girl right here came in dead last with a whopping 47 points. That’s right, be jealous.
Upon entering formal, we knew right away that student activities had done a fantastic job with the planning. There was a merry-go-round set up outside, a photo booth, cotton candy machine, and a flame-throwing juggler!
What made the night the best, however, were the good times that were had with friends that act like family here at Gardner-Webb. It’s a night that will truly be remembered forever. Here are some pictures from the night: