Homecoming events will lift spirits
Free food, a chance to win prizes and the celebration of school spirit will be among the elements of Homecoming Week 2014 at LCC Monday, Nov. 10 through Saturday, Nov. 15.
Event Coordinator Joshua West of the LCC Student Life Office said homecoming is the tradition of finding a way to bring alumni and students together.
“Homecoming is a great way for students to meet other students, alumni or LCC staff by joining in the comradery that is school spirit,” West said.
West is co-organizing the homecoming festivities with Andrew Lathrop, manager of alumni relations at LCC.
This year’s homecoming will provide opportunities for students to get involved at LCC and in the community.
According to West, both the One Can Make a Difference food drive and the Big Book Bash will take place on campus the week of homecoming. Students can drop by the TLC Library and donate books, or stop in to the Student Life Office in the Gannon Building to donate cans for a good cause.
“With the number of different events taking place, everyone should be able to find something that allows them to take a break from their studies and enjoy the company of their fellow Stars,” West said.
Homecoming Week will feature a variety of fun events.
Tuesday and Wednesday will include a Homecoming Tailgate Party between the Gannon and A&S buildings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be free food, apple cider and music during the tailgate event.
Wednesday is Spirit Day. Students can purchase LCC gear at Phil’s Spirit Shop in the Gannon Building at a 25 percent discounted rate. The sale runs from Nov. 10 to 12.
The Homecoming basketball games will take place Wednesday, Nov. 12 against Henry Ford Community College. The women’s game kicks it off at 5:30 p.m. inside the Gannon Gym. The men’s game will follow.
Students can come sit in the student section and show spirit by participating in the “Blue Out,” where students will wear all blue.
Student Larry Jinso said he is excited to celebrate his school spirit.
“I love going to homecoming because it is always a fun way to meet other students and have a good time,” Jinso said. “I am going to paint myself blue this year to show spirit; no one can beat that.”
First-year LCC student Ryan Trantham said he is excited to see what homecoming 2014 has to offer.
“I’m pretty excited for it being my first college homecoming,” Trantham said. “I haven’t been to any homecomings since my sophomore year of high school, so it should be really fun.”
For a complete list and times of events taking place during the week of Homecoming visit http://www.lcc.edu/studentlife/homecoming/index.aspx