Eureka College sets homecoming events
Beatles tribute band to cap off activities
Eureka College’s homecoming, with the theme “Around the World,” will take place Oct. 19-25. Capping off activities will be a free public performance by Beatles tribute band American English from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 in Rinker Open Air Theatre. Other activities that are open to the public are:
Sun., Oct. 19
A panel-painting competition will take place from 1-6 p.m. on the lawn of Burgess Memorial Hall.
Wed., Oct. 22
The women’s and men’s soccer teams will play Fontbonne University at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively, at the soccer complex on Reagan Drive. A homecoming tradition will continue with the torch-light parade at 9 p.m. The parade will begin at Burgess Memorial Hall parking lot and culminate on the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house lawn on Reagan Drive, where a bonfire will be held.
Thurs., Oct. 23
At 7 p.m., a skit competition featuring emcee comedian Eric Blake will take place in Becker Auditorium in the Cerf Center.
Fri., Oct. 24
Homecoming convocation is set for 10:30 a.m. in Becker Auditorium, where the homecoming royal court will be announced. Competitive games will begin at 1:30 p.m. outside Reagan Physical Education Center. An Athletic Hall of Fame induction and a ceremony to dedicate the soccer complex both will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Becker Auditorium. A pep rally, “Homecoming Happening,” will take place at 9:30 p.m. in Reagan Center.
Sat., Oct. 25
Homecoming Day festivities will begin with a reception for theater alumni from 9 a.m. to noon in Pritchard Theatre. The homecoming parade, with 20-year maintenance department employee Roger Bennett as grand marshal, will step off from downtown Eureka at 10 a.m. and can be viewed from College Avenue on campus. A brunch will be served from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Dickinson Commons. Cost is $7.50 for adults and $4 for children ages 4-12. Former Eureka College football players will reunite to play a flag football game at 11:30 a.m. on the practice field off Reagan Drive.
The Eureka College Red Devils will face the MacMurray College Highlanders at 1 p.m. at McKinzie Field. A pre-game ceremony will recognize Athletic Hall of Fame inductees and the 2008 alumni award-winners. Half-time will include introduction of homecoming royalty.
Homecoming will end with a free performance by Beatles tribute band American English from 6 to 8 p.m. in Rinker Open Air Theatre. Attendees should bring lawn chairs or blankets. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be in Becker Auditorium in the Cerf Center.
For more information about any of the events, contact Dean of Student Services Ken Baxter at 467-6420.
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