This year's alumni fall fling was a rip-roaring success. The Wild Wild Wu western theme went over in a big way, thanks to the efforts of WSU President Don and Shirley Beggs, women's basketball coach Darryl Smith and men's basketball coach Randy Smithson, who all helped set the mood for family fun by dressing the part and hosting many of the fall fling's feature activities.
Held Oct. 8 at Eberly Farm, Wild Wild Wu-ers were greeted with a whole slew of games and activities. There were sack races, cowboy/cowgirl "getting dressed up" races, bingo, a pumpkin decorating contest, even hay rides and swing dancing. Marshal Beggs (who was later seen losing himself in a game of horseshoes) and Deputy Beggs had their hands full deputizing kids who pledged to always treat WuShock with respect.
One of many highlights of this year's fall fling was the occasion of the return and spiritual rebirth of the prodigal Bucky Walters fs '85, who saw the light and became a Shocker in good standing again. Of the 170 alums who attended the Wild Wild Wu fall fling, many were participating in an alumni-association sponsored event for the first time.
Committee members responsible for organizing the family-oriented event were Jeff Gates '98/98, chair, Kim Volz '96, Rosy Crowley '79/79, Kyle McCrackin '91, Jennifer '92 and Gary '90 Lee.
Attendees included Dan '59 and Linda Foley, Chris Hett '96, Pearl and Ron Kopita, Roger and Irene Lowe, Susan Mostrous '79 and Sheryl '82 and Doug '80 Wohlford.