Lees-McRae College Homecoming Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Article Published: Sep. 29, 2011 | Modified: Oct. 2, 2011
Lees-McRae College Homecoming Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Lees-McRae College Homecoming marches into Banner Elk Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.

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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 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.”

On Friday 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.

The community is invited to the annual Homecoming Parade on Main Street beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. 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.

The Bobcat women’s and men’s soccer teams 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.

Lees-McRae Performing Arts will present the whodunit musical, “Curtains,” on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Hayes Auditorium. Directed by Dr. Michael Hannah, the musical murder mystery runs at 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.

For a full schedule of events, click to go.lmc.edu/homecomingschedule. For more information, contact Michelle Vance Scott at (scottmv@lmc.edu) or (828) 898-2489.

To register online, visit go.lmc.edu/homecomingregistration.

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