FCFC Postpones 104th Foresters’ Ball

A team of horses pulls a pair of high wheels, a historic piece of logging equipment, on campus in preparation for the 71st Foresters’ Ball in 1988.
A team of horses pulls a pair of high wheels, a historic piece of logging equipment, on campus in preparation for the 71st Foresters’ Ball in 1988.

 

The 104th Foresters’ Ball Committee and the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation are sad to announce the cancellation of this year’s Foresters’ Ball in light of the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The Ball was originally scheduled for Feb. 7 and 8, 2021. The 104th Ball will instead be held in 2022.

“The health and safety of our students and community is our highest priority,” said the Foresters’ Ball Committee. “We thank the community once again for the stellar turnout we had for the 103rd Foresters’ Ball held in February 2020, and we are holding those thoughts in our hearts as we get through this pandemic and look ahead to the 104th Ball in 2022.”

Established in 1915, the Foresters’ Ball is one of the University of Montana’s oldest traditions. Each year, students in the Franke College of Forestry and Conservation and from across campus transform the Schreiber Gymnasium into a turn-of-the-century logging town and host the dance as a fundraiser for student scholarships.

This will mark the third time in its history that the event has been canceled; the previous two cancellations occurred during World War II.

For more information, contact Priya Keller, Foresters’ Ball publicity officer, at forestersball@gmail.com.