The 101st annual Foresters' Ball was held Friday and Saturday nights at the Schreiber Gymnasium on campus. Every year for this event, the gymnasium is converted into a turn-of-the-century logging town complete with a saloon, general store, jail, chapel, chow hall and museum. Patrons can enjoy swing dancing to a live band performance, eating free chili in the chow hall, marrying their sweethearts for the night in a make-shift chapel, or having their hair cut at a barber shop, among other activities. The Ball takes a week to build, two days to enjoy and less than 24 hours to tear down. All of the money raised is turned into scholarships for students who put in a minimum of 80 hours of work.
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A couple attending the Foresters' Ball share a kiss during their "wedding ceremony" in the makeshift chapel set up in the Schreiber Gymnasium on Feb. 3, 2018.
A couple swing dances to music performed by a live band during the second night of the Foresters' Ball Feb. 3, 2018.
A group of cancan dancers perform for Foresters' Ball attendees near the end of the second night Feb. 3, 2018.
The mock 1800's logging town set up in the Schreiber Gymnasium for the Foresters' Ball included an old-fashioned barber shop where attendees could receive haircuts. A Foresters' Ball volunteer shaves part of a student's head Feb. 2, 2018.
2018's "Miss Foresters' Ball" accepts her crown and waves to the audience Feb. 3, 2018.
An experienced pair of swing dancers perform for a crowd of Foresters' Ball attendees Feb. 3, 2018.
Steve Frame, lead singer and guitarist of his band Steve Frame and his Western Rebels, sings into the microphone during the second night of the Foresters' Ball on Feb. 3, 2018.
A couple slow dances to live music during the Foresters' Ball on Feb. 3, 2018.
Hundreds gather to dance and socialize in the logging town set up in the Schreiber Gymnasium during the end of the second night of the Foresters' Ball on Feb. 3, 2018.
A child twirls around the dance floor with her parent at the Foresters' Ball on Feb. 2, 2018.
Two Foresters' Ball attendees swing dance with each other on the dance floor Feb. 3, 2018.
"Miss Foresters' Ball" and her friend take the stage to sing a country song of their choosing shortly after being crowned Feb. 3, 2018.