Good times are elevated during Lees-McRae College's Homecoming Weekend 2011! Homecoming events include seven official reunions, NCAA soccer and volleyball, the annual parade down Main Street, a Bobcat Tailgate, the Bobcat Mixer, Athletics Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony, and so much more.
"We are so excited about all that is planned for Homecoming 2011 for Lees-McRae alumni and families," said Michelle Vance Scott '86/'90, assistant director of annual giving and alumni relations. "We look forward to seeing all of our Bobcat Alumni for a fun-filled weekend of reunions, athletic events and so much more!"
To kick off the weekend, alumni, friends and parents are invited to a Welcome and Registration reception at the Alumni House beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 30, where you'll receive more information about the weekend's activities and have time to visit with friends.
Later that evening, Lees-McRae College Athletics will induct three Bobcats into the athletics Hall of Fame with an induction ceremony and dinner beginning at 6 p.m. in MacDonald Dining Hall. The 2011 inductees are Allison McDonald Norris '93, women's soccer; Carla Swart '11h, cycling (posthumously); and Leonard Wheeler '89, football. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.
That same evening will be the annual Bonfire at the Athletic Complex at 8 p.m. and the Bobcat Mixer in Wily's Place in the Cannon Student Center from 8 to 11 p.m. $10 admission to the mixer includes snacks, drinks and a deejay.
On Saturday, alumni and family registration continues at the Alumni House from 9 a.m. to noon, but be sure you don't miss the annual Homecoming Parade down Main Street at 11 a.m. Line-up begins at 10 a.m. at the Banner Elk Town Park and the parade ends on campus.
Saturday events are ongoing throughout the day including women's softball and women's lacrosse alumnae games, 5K run for cross country alumni, women's volleyball game, alumni reunions, the annual alumni banquet and annual meeting and the presentation of the homecoming court between the soccer games.
You won't want to miss the Bobcat women's and men's soccer teams as they take on Barton College on Tate Field with the women's game at 1 p.m. and men's game at 3:30 p.m. Find your spot on Bobcat Bank at noon before the game for the Bobcat Tailgate!
Class reunions planned for Homecoming weekend are 1956, 1961, 1976, 1986, 1991 and 2001, along with a Bobcat Soccer Reunion at Tate Field before the women's soccer game. The class of 1960 and
Family Weekend events are also scheduled for Homecoming. Families are invited to participate in regular Homecoming events along with a Family Breakfast in Heritage Dining Room on Saturday morning from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Family Council Interest Meeting in Heritage Dining Room at 10 a.m., and the Bobcat Breakfast on Sunday morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Heritage Dining Room.
Lees-McRae Performing Arts will present Curtains on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Hayes Auditorium. Directed by Dr. Michael Hannah, this whodunit musical murder mystery features wonderful music, great characters and a lot of fun! Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students and children. For more information, contact the box office at (828) 898-8709.
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