Wed 7 Jul 2010
There is a beautiful creek that runs through the campus called the Yellow Breeches. One long standing tradition at Messiah is that of “creeking”. Creeking is traditionally done on your birthday, if you have any friends who are particularly mischievous they will take you down to the creek and toss you in…willing or not! On my birthday, sophomore year, they decided that I was to be creeked. So my girlfriend, my roommate and several others took me down to the creek and I went for an unplanned swim. Fortunately it was a nice warm day, so it was actually a lot of fun. Since that first creeking I have participated in at least a dozen other creekings and of course have been tossed in myself another time. The Yellow Breeches is one of my favorite places at Messiah, it can be a peaceful retreat, a fun picnic site, a swimming hole and so much more. Make sure to visit the Breeches when you come to campus!