It is well into October now. The season has changed and the weather is starting to change now, too. It is beginning to get cooler outside and the leaves are starting to change color and fall from the trees. The Judson campus always looks so beautiful but it is especially so in the fall! The beginning and the end of October are always busy here at Judson. We start out with Pageant, as I already wrote about, then we have a fairly calm month (as far as campus wide traditions and such go). The last bit of October brings some of my favorite traditions and activities.
This week on Thursday night (October 17th) we had a tango band and dancers come perform for us. One of our dance classes, led by Jill Coplen, put together a dance to one of the band's songs and performed as well. The class was made up of seven of our Judson girls and their partners. It was really fun to see what each couple brought to the stage by adding a little of their own flare to the choreographed dance.
This weekend was Parents' Weekend at MMI, meaning it was a parade weekend. Judson girls are encouraged to participate in MMI's activities like parades so my friends Bethany, Holly Beth, and I walked over for the parade. We always enjoy going to the parades so we encourage our fellow classmates to attend them as well.
October is a good time to catch most of the sports teams in action. Softball is into their fall season and soccer and volleyball are playing their regular seasons. The next traditions and activities coming up all happen in the last week of October. The 29th we have Pop-In Night where the Judson "families" dress up and go around to the freshman's rooms trick-or-treating. The 30th Judson hosts Treats on Bibb Street where we shut down the street in front of the college and the different clubs/organizations set up booths with games, prizes, and candy for the neighborhood kids. This was one of my favorite activities last year!
We also have something called "the Halloween Run" that takes place at about 5:00 a.m., usually on Halloween, where us Judson girls attack the MMI cadets with water balloons and guns as they run through our campus for morning PT. Sound terribly mean? They expect it so they usually wear costumes and attack us too. It is possibly my favorite Judson/MMI tradition and it is SO worth being up so early! I love it!