IT’S ALMOST TIME TO CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY!!!!!
America’s birthday is just three days away. And the Fourth of July just happens to fall on Wednesday — which is a FREE activity day. And — lucky for you — Blue Ridge Assembly has a host of activities you can participate in. It will be a much-needed
break from session, meetings, and interviews. Don’t worry — we here at the Blue Ridge Journal have the 4-1-1 on your guide to FUN on Wednesday! Take a look at the following options:
OPTION 1: BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN CLIMB
Want to see the most incredible and breathtaking views of this part of North Carolina? Then Climb the Blue Ridge Mountain. There will be two hikes that take place; these are the same hike but will be at different times. There are 100 slots with a first-come-first-serve availability.
Before signing up, take into account that these hikes are strenuous and often steep (approximately 1 mile).
Restrictions do exist for these hikes: You cannot go if:
- you have asthma
- are allergic to bee stings
- are not wearing the appropriate clothing (closed-toed shoes)
- are not prepared for the hike (water bottle).
OPTION 2: BILTMORE ESTATES
Delegates can take a Trip to The Biltmore, America’s largest residence! This trip has 75 slots available. Experience George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre estate, nestled in the mountains of Asheville, N.C.
According to trip coordinator Orville Lundquist: “It’s a great tour! People go on that trip and rave about it.”
Delegates should be aware that tickets for the tour will be approximately $20.
The announcement for the signup time for both the hike and the trip to the Biltmore will occur at lunch Monday.
OPTION 3: THE POOL
Dive into fun at The Pool will be open all afternoon to delegates. The pool offers a good break to weary bodies and hard-worked calves. This gives options to compete in a belly flop contest or just swim. The belly flop contest will take place at 2 p.m. And you don’t even need to sign up for the contest — just show up and enjoy the fun.
OPTION 4: OPEN SPORTS
Itching for some of your back-home sports? Delegates have the option for Open Sports during the afternoon. All of the sports equipment can be found in the Conference Service Office. Some of the sports that you can participate in include basketball, tennis and ultimate Frisbee.
OPTION 5: MOVIES
You can also spend this time chilling watching some Movies! This can be a good option for the delegates that do not want to spend their time outside. Movies will be in Eureka Hall and the Blue Ridge Center.
OPTION 6: FREE TIME
If none of these options are appealing, this does not mean that there is nothing to do. Whether it is in their room, on the porch, or walking around, delegates are given this time to have free time of their choice.
By Delilah Rose, WI