Back in October, I had the opportunity to spend a weekend in my beloved Farmville.
Farmville is the home of my alma mater, Longwood University. I loved every single second as a student there. I jump at every opportunity to come back and visit.
The reason I traveled to Farmville in the middle of October was for a very special event – The Grand Re-Opening of Stubbs Hall.
Stubbs Hall was my home for my senior year, as a sister of Alpha Sigma Tau. It has historically been Longwood’s sorority dorm. It is the one of just two female-only residence halls still in existence – Longwood went co-ed in 1976!
When I was a resident, Stubbs had no A/C. It was a great place to live, but it was definitely old.
When I arrived in Farmville on Friday afternoon, I was not prepared for the sights that I saw.
It looked like the entire town had transformed in just three and a half years. So many familiar places are gone now – Kroger, Dairy Queen, Shoney’s.
The Robert Russa Moton Museum is getting a great addition.
The Lancer Cafe in the Student Union looked completely different.
And that weekend, the beloved Cunninghams Hall was being prepped for demolition.
And even though there were stark changes, I was still thrilled to be in Farmville. I was reunited with my good friend Justin. I met his girlfriend, Heaven, in person for the first time. I got to see a ton of my sisters, both alumnae and active on campus. I stayed in a hotel room with two amazing sisters all weekend.
We explored Farmville on Saturday morning before the Stubbs events began. I returned to Pairets, Red Front Trading Company, Barnes & Noble, and Chick-fil-A. I experienced The Fishin’ Pig for the very first time, as well as 202 Bar and Grill. I laughed so hard I cried and almost fell off the hotel bed. One sister hosted a marshmallow roast and cornhole at her house on Saturday night. I had a blast.
And, of course, no adventure would be complete without pictures!
I love my sorority. I love my sisters!
Stay classy, Farmville.
I’m sure I’ll see you again sooner rather than later.
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂