Updated: Sep 20
Students and faculty took a break from classes Wednesday to enjoy a free carnival celebrating the inauguration of President Greg Jones.
Bundled in coats and scarves for the fall chill, students enjoyed a Ferris wheel, fairground snacks, lawn games, bounce houses, bungee jumping and free Belmont gear.
The Ferris wheel on Freedom Plaza served as the centerpiece of the carnival. It was the hit of the afternoon, with a 40-minute line to see the view. Sarah Maninger / Belmont Vision
Students played carnival games to earn tickets, which could be redeemed for a free Belmont hat or Frisbee. Margot Pierson / Belmont Vision
Students Mary Grace Smith and Lexi Johnston take a tumble on the inflatable slide in front of the Johnson Center. Margot Pierson / Belmont Vision
Carnival attendees waited in line for funnel cakes and popcorn. Margot Pierson / Belmont Vision
Students wrote notes welcoming the Jones family to Belmont. Margot Pierson / Belmont Vision
This article is part of the Vision’s continued coverage of the inauguration of President Greg Jones.
PHOTO: The view of the carnival from the top of the Ferris wheel. The festivities ran from noon to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on Belmont’s main lawn. Margot Pierson / Belmont Vision
This article was written by Margot Pierson and Sarah Maninger.