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Milligan’s ‘Wonderful Wednesday’ is a Marvelous Monday

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (April 20, 2015) — It is a “Marvelous Monday” at Milligan College. Classes for traditional undergraduates have been canceled today, April 20, and a variety of social activities, including a professionally-produced fireworks display, have been planned for the college’s annual surprise holiday.

This spring holiday for the Milligan community is a college tradition dating back to 1969. Known as “Wonderful Wednesday,” the holiday does not always fall on a Wednesday. A veil of secrecy surrounds the exact date and theme of the surprise holiday each year. Activities are planned by Milligan’s Campus Activities Board.

This year’s theme, titled “Disney Day,” turns Milligan’s campus into a Disney-inspired theme park.

“Going back decades, this spring holiday has been the most wonderful and most anticipated day of the spring semester at Milligan,” said Kristal Dove, director of campus activities. “Our theme this year allowed us to be extremely creative and incorporate the world of Disney into one day of non-stop fun.”

Kicking off this “Marvelous Monday,” many events are scheduled throughout the day, weather permitting:

A brunch will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Cinderella’s Castle in Fantasyland (McCormick Dining Center in Sutton Hall).

At noon, students can participate in a search for Mickey Mouses hidden across campus.

In Frontierland (Anglin Field), students can test their outdoors skills at archery and tug of war or just spend the afternoon relaxing in hammocks.

For the thrill-seekers at heart, Adventureland (Pardee Lawn) will host intramural competitions, carnival games and a rock wall to climb.

In Tomorrowland (Mary Sword Commons), students will be transported to the future and participate in laser tag or a bungee run.

At 5 p.m., students will enjoy a “Be Our Guest” dinner in McCormick Dining Center, inspired by the animated film “Beauty and the Beast.”

The wonderful day will wind down with fireworks at 8:30 p.m. followed by a trip to see the Disney classic “The Lion King” at the State Line Drive-in located in Elizabethton, Tennessee.

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Posted by on April 20, 2015.