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Parade, picnic and plenty of pride mark Homecoming 2002

October 29, 2002

Austin Peay students, faculty, staff and alumni will show their "Peay Pride" as they celebrate Homecoming 2002. Alumni-sponsored events are:

Friday, Nov. 8

8 a.m.: 24th Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament - Bring your friends and enjoy a relaxing game of golf at Swan Lake Golf Course. Sponsored by Ajax Distributing and Miller Brewing Company, the cost is $55 per person and includes ditty bag, refreshments on course and a light lunch. The Corporate Package is $250 and includes a four-player team plus hole sponsorship.

10 a.m.: Alumni and Friends Card Party - Test your card skills with a game of cards at the Morgan University Center. The cost is $7 per person including lunch. Advanced registration is required.

6 p.m.: 11th Annual Dave Aaron Reception - Visit with fellow alumni at the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill. Former players for the late APSU coach Dave Aaron are encouraged to reunite in support of this special event. Free.

9 p.m.: Homecoming Street Dance - Dance the night away to music by the Clarence Dobbins Band. Sponsored by Budweiser of Clarksville, the street dance will be held on University and Main streets. Food and beverages will be offered for sale. There will be a shuttle service to and from the Riverview Inn every half hour between 9 p.m. and midnight.

Saturday, Nov. 9

8 a.m.: Homecoming 5K Run - Start the day with a morning run. Sponsored by
APSUNAA and New York Bagel Café, the cost is $15 in advance and $20 the day of the race and includes a T-shirt and continental breakfast. There will be prizes in several categories.

9:30-10:15 a.m.: Donuts with the Deans - Sponsored by APSUNAA, graduates from all colleges are invited to meet their dean, faculty and other alumni in the Morgan University Center Lobby. Free.

10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Alumni Awards and Decade of the ‘60s Reunion Brunch - This year's alumni award recipients and alumni of the 1960s are honored guests at the celebration. In addition to toasting the honorees, alumni are invited to watch the parade from this prime location and enjoy a delicious champagne brunch under the tent at historic Archwood. The cost is $30 per person and advanced reservations are required.

10:15 a.m.: Enjoy the Homecoming Parade! The parade route begins at Eighth Street and turns right onto Main Street, down North Second Street and right onto College Street. Turn left off College onto Eighth, ending at Burt School.

Noon-1:30 p.m.: Tailgate Lunch - Enjoy a barbecue lunch sponsored by the Governors Club. The tent will be set up across from the football stadium. The cost is $6 per person at the door.

2 p.m.: APSU vs. Davidson - Cheer for the Governors as they battle Davidson College. The third annual National Alumni Association Wyatt Award will be presented as a grand finale.

4:30-6:30 p.m.: African American Alumni Chapter Reception - Visit with former classmates at the Quality Inn, Downtown, Highway 41-A. Free.

6:30 p.m.: Wine and cheese open house at Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill. Stop by for light refreshments, reminisce with fellow alumni and take a tour of this stately mansion. Free.

Alumni and guests are invited to stop by the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill on Friday and Saturday between 8 a.m.-6 p.m. for Homecoming information and light refreshments. Be sure to take time to view the recent renovations to the “gem” of the campus.

For more information about Homecoming 2002, telephone Alumni and Annual Giving at 7979.

Student-sponsored activities include election of a Homecoming queen and king; International Night; body tattoos; fun photos; a lip-sync competition; a performance by Adjacent, a group performing R&B, hip-hop, jazz and neo-soul selections; karaoke CD-making; photo button-making; chariot races; a bonfire and pep rally; Frisbee- and candle art; "Survivor Olympics"; a variety show; "Ebony and Ivory Greek Step-Off" and barbeque; "A Night of Comedy"; a parade and a "Greek-Fest Step-o-Rama."

More information on these events will be included in next week's "InnerAction."