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in Day a good time was had by all... And we do mean ALL – at Berry’s 96th Mountain Day celebration. The focal point of the event, the Oct. 2 picnic and Grand March, drew the largest crowd in its history, with more than 7,000 alumni, students, parents and friends gathering on the slopes of Lavender Mountain. More than 450 others “tuned in” remotely thanks to Virtual Mountain Day, a special website featuring streaming video of the Grand March as well as a live chat. Another record crowd – more than 3,000 – turned out that night for the sixth-annual Marthapalooza carnival in the Clara Bowl. Other highlights of the weekend included convocation remarks by Callie McGinnis Starnes (07C), now a news anchor for the NBC affiliate in Chattanooga, and the third-annual Mega Reunion, which drew approximately 250 guests representing 10 different academy and college classes to the grounds at Oak Hill. Visit for more photography by Alan Storey and student Kayla Sanner photos and video of this year’s event, and don’t forget to mark your calendars for the next observance of the most unique homecoming celebration in America – Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2011. all Berry BERRY MAGAZINE • WINTER 2010-11 31

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