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OHIO Bobcats and their mothers celebrate Moms Weekend (PHOTOS)


Ohio University Bobcats and their mothers reunited this past weekend for an annual tradition of family bonding and memory making.

Moms Weekend, one of the University’s most-popular Family Weekends of the year, was held April 4-6. Hundreds of OHIO students and their mothers spent the weekend participating in numerous activities held throughout campus and in the community and simply enjoying one of the first spring weekends of the year in beautiful Athens.

Here are some highlights from the weekend:

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Mary Lorenz and her daughter, Natasha, check out some of the jewelry at the 2014 Dairy Barn Fest, a spring shopping bazaar featuring dozens of artists and vendors from throughout Southeast Ohio selling their handcrafted goods. The event was held at the Dairy Barn Arts Center. Photo by Elizabeth Reyes

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Ohio University students and brothers Branden and Taylor Henning capture a Moms Weekend moment in front of Alumni Gate with their mother, Corrine. Photo by Elizabeth Reyes

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Bobcat mom Barbara Havens – in town to visit her daughter, Sarah Scarberry – screams as she swings from the starting platform at the Zip Line Adventure held Saturday and Sunday at The Ridges. Outdoor Pursuits, the adventure recreation department of OHIO’s Division of Student Affairs, has been hosting Moms Weekend Zip Line Adventures since 2010. Like years past, this year’s zip line activities sold out. Photo by Katelyn Vancouver

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A contestant introduces herself during the 39th annual Miss Bronze Pageant, held Saturday in the Baker University Center Ballroom. Hosted by the Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., this women’s empowerment program was created to uplift the women of Ohio University's campus. Eight contestants vied for the grand prize – a $500 scholarship – during the competition, showcasing their talents, personalities and beauty. Photo by Elizabeth Reyes

Moms Weekend-5

The Athena Cinema welcomed Bobcat moms to town with a walk down memory lane and a stroll down the yellow brick road. The theater hosted several special showings of “The Wizard of Oz.” A beloved classic, the film is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its release. Photo by Jonathan Adams

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Barbara Havens and her daughter, Sarah Scarberry, pose for a photo before preparing to take the plunge at the Zip Line Adventure at The Ridges. Photo by Katelyn Vancouver

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Jameson Lintelman and his mother, Margaret O'Reilly, spent part of their Moms Weekend at Ohio University’s Kennedy Museum of Art, taking in the exhibit “Improvisations: Jazz Photographs by Herman Leonard,” a 1947 OHIO graduate. Photo by Elizabeth Reyes

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Ohio University student Ebony Porter sold cookie mix in a jar on Court Street in uptown Athens during Moms Weekend. Porter was raising funds for her study abroad trip to Ecuador. Photo by Elizabeth Reyes

Moms Weekend-9

OHIO mom Michele Benjamin is all smiles as she glides across the zip line at The Ridges. Photo by Katelyn Vancouver

Moms Weekend in 2015 will be held April 10-12. For more information on OHIO’s Family Weekends, visit http://www.ohio.edu/parents/familyweekends/.