Homecoming Houndfest

Despite the chilly air, we had a great turnout for this year’s first annual Houndfest. A drenched football field forced a last-minute move to the baseball field, but the rain disappeared in time for the festivities.

Food Service had a tent where we could step in and warm up while getting lunch or a snack. There were grills available on the field so we didn’t need to worry about bringing our own. Everyone gathered about the tables they had reserved, and radio coverage of the game was broadcast over the field.

As we walked around the field, there were some amazing buffets going on! And the Kidsfest was a huge success, with a moon bounce and a craft and game tent. According to an online survey produced by Alumni Board president Jan Gollins, most of the people who attended enjoyed the new format and will be back next year along with their classmates who were unable to attend this year, so the crowds will be even bigger.

If you would like to participate in future online polls and surveys, please make sure you register for the Alumni Online Community and enter your email address or update an old one.

Thanks to all the alumni volunteers who helped out that day, and with all the preparations. The event could not happen without you. Next year’s Homecoming is October 25.


Attendees at the first Homecoming Houndfest say, “We had a great time! Come join us next year!”

Photos: Gregory M. Fota '69