Students from the Class of 2013 filled their stines, shouted till the rafters rang and drank to the careless days, celebrating Senior Night at Woodmans Bar and Grill Thursday. This was the second Senior Night at Woodmans this year, a part of the Class of 2013’s effort to give a senior gift upon graduation.
“Events like these really show the sense of community we have here in the Class of 2013,” said Keegan Burdette, a member of the Class of 2013 council. “It is a great way to bring everyone together for a good cause.”
T-shirts with the 2013 logo were sold for $10, which provided reduced prices on drinks. The money the Class of 2013 makes will go toward providing a stained glass window in the Memorial Union, which should cost anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000.
“The stained glass window is going to be in the archway, which faces Fogler Library,” said Dana Freshley, also on the 2013 class council. “It is going to be beautiful and add some color to the Union.”
The Class of 2013 is currently holding a competition to find a design for the stained glass window that best encompass encompasses the UMaine experience. Submissions should be sent to Catherine Sodini on FirstClass.
“We think that is the best way for the Class of 2013 to give back,” Burdette said. “What better way to showcase the Class of 2013’s abilities than having one of our own design the gift? The design will forever be a part of UMaine”
Freshley says that the Class of 2013 is on target to reach their fundraising goal, thanks to generous contributions from the Classes of 1953 and 1963.
“Both alumni classes have really helped the class of 2013 out financially,” Freshley said. “We met with the class of ’53 at a homecoming breakfast back in October. It is such an honor to work with them.”
Although the Class of 2013 does not yet know how much they made from Thursday night’s event, they will be hosting a Senior Night at Woodman’s once a month in an effort to raise enough money for the stained glass window.
“Having Senior Night at Woodman’s is a great way to relax and have a good time,” Hannah Ruhl said of the festivities at Woodman’s. “I think it is a really great idea, and I am glad that our class is able to come together like this.”
Senior Night is one of many events put on by the Class of 2013 for the student body, including the UMazing Race in February; Senior Week, during the last week of school; and the ever-popular Beer Garden on the Mall in the Spring.