Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Fireworks and funnel cakes will welcome students to the University of West Georgia campus on Thursday, August 14, one day before the official start of the fall semester. The annual event begins at 7 p.m. with a freshman student march to the UWG Flame of Knowledge.
Students on the traditional march will light the flame that burns throughout the year to symbolize a commitment to higher education and to their academic career.
The celebration continues in Love Valley with performances by the award-winning UWG marching band, “The Sound that Lights the South” and Travelin’ Max in the Travelin’ Max Show.
Cotton candy and funnel cakes will help stave off hunger as new students get acquainted and returning students catch up on old news. Dramatic fireworks will finish the celebration at dusk.
For more information, call 678-839-6526.