It’s nearing the end of Thanksgiving break. We all know what that means… it’s just about time for finals. But just before finals, we get the ultimate night of food, dancing, and getting fancy: Gala!
The Gala tradition at Bethel has been going on for years. It’s a night where students get dressed to the nines, and have a decadent dinner served by the faculty and staff of BC in a very well-decorated Mem Hall.
After dinner, we get to listen to some excellent jazz played by our fellow students. The President’s house is open for guests to come in, warm up, and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. Students can also take a horse-drawn carriage ride around the block — the perfect way to spend a cold winter night.
Later in the evening, there’s a dance so that we can all get a little exercise and shake off a few of the many calories consumed earlier in the night.
Last week, my best friend and I went shopping to find new dresses for Gala. I told myself I wouldn’t spend more than $20 or $30 (because the broke college student stigma is real) and I figured I could find a cute dress for fairly cheap. To my surprise, I found a dress for 5 DOLLARS! Well, to be fair, my best friend found it. But still, 5 DOLLARS. If you need to find a cheap Gala dress this year, check out Rue 21
So study hard this week, and look forward to Gala on Friday (plus it’s reading day so no classes!!!)!