Posted: Mar 20, 2013 3:48 PM by Russ Thomas - MTN News
MISSOULA - Construction is underway for the 96th annual Forester's Ball at the University of Montana.
The sound of chainsaws, drills and hammers could be heard throughout the Adams Center on Wednesday as crews worked to ready the hall.
The weekend event includes a dance on Friday and Saturday night, as well as a community day and career fair.
Forestry Days came under criticism last year when over 100 students were removed for drunken behavior.
Publicity Officer Dylan Brooks says enthusiasm for the event is still high.
"People that go all of the time and know what's going on, they were there first thing 8 a.m. Monday morning, buying tickets. But there's a lot of people on campus [that are] coming up and asking if we are breathilizing, and they are scared basically and don't know what's going on," Brooks said.
Brooks says that tickets for Forestry Days can be purchased at the university center on campus.