On Wednesday, September 7th, Lees-McRae students, faculty and staff celebrated Mountain Day.
After everyone gathered at the bell tower to hear the president speak, people flooded to Tate Lawn for an afternoon of food and play. Food services provided an excellent meal to students, faculty, staff and administration. After lunch, many stayed around to join in some friendly games on the lawn. It seemed that Mountain Day was what everyone needed, a break from the usual routine. The weather was perfect! What a wonderful tradition and tribute to the history of our college.
So what is Mountain Day?
Mountain Day is an annual celebration that began many years ago and is a tradition that everyone has come to love. The tradition occurs sometime in the month of September, just before the weather turns too cold, and it is announced to be “Mountain Day.” The bell rings signaling the beginning of the event and campus gathers at the bell tower. At that time, the president reads about the history of mountain day and encourages everyone to take part in the festivities of the day.