COLUMBIA — After a week of classes in steamy weather, MU students stopped by Mel Carnahan Quadrangle on Saturday for some fun with water at Mizzou H2O.
MU's Department of Student Activities hosted the event. Liz Ambrose, who was in charge of the event, said the water day was created to offer students something new. She hopes it will become an annual event.
Students slid on an inflatable slide, played volleyball and Water Wars, and had water gun and water balloon fights.
The Columbia Fire Department sent volunteers and two firetrucks to the event, which helped students play one of the more popular games of the day: barrel wars. A barrel hung suspended in the air from the firetrucks' ladders. Two students stood on each side of the barrel, blasting it with water from the firetrucks' hoses, seeing who had strength to hold the hose the longest.
"You never get to play with firetrucks," Paige Zarbuck, an MU freshman said.
Temperatures made it into the 90s on Saturday.
"It's the perfect kind of day to do it," MU junior Heather Roberts said. "It's so hot."