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Here's What You Need To Know About Limestone Homecoming/Alumni Weekend!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 9:00am

A full weekend of events is planned October 6-7 as Limestone College celebrates with a full slate of Alumni and Homecoming festivities.

The centerpiece of the weekend will be the third annual “Big Blue Tailgate,” which will take place on Saturday, October 7, with the band Audio Candy performing on stage prior to the Homecoming football game.

This year’s Homecoming will also be bigger as it is being combined with Alumni Weekend activities to offer a jam-packed two days on and around campus.

Food, drinks, and live music will once again be on tap hours before Limestone kicks off its homecoming football game against Carson-Newman University at 6 p.m. at Gaffney High School’s “Reservation” stadium.

The “Big Blue Tailgate” is scheduled from 2 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. in the tailgate lot behind Sleep-Easy Mattress, located at 437 Hyatt Street in Gaffney, just steps away from the stadium.

The Sleep-Easy tailgate lot opens for parking at 2 p.m. The cost is $5 per car (cash only) and parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking will also be available in surrounding lots.

The Gaffney Elks Lodge will prepare barbecue, hamburgers, and hot dogs for $10 per plate (cash only). Meal tickets are not required to come out and enjoy the “Big Blue Tailgate.” For a complete menu of food options, please visit www.limestone.edu/homecoming.

Outside food and personal coolers are welcome, but no glass containers please. Guests are also encouraged to bring a bag chair.

The “Big Blue Tailgate” will again feature a large Mobile Party Bar that includes four large flat screen televisions that will be showing live college football broadcasts from across the country.

Starting at 2:30 p.m., Audio Candy, a well-known party band in the Upstate of South Carolina, will provide the entertainment, playing a variety popular pop, rock, and rhythm & blues. The band’s performance will be presented by radio station WZZQ.

The Saints Tailgate Show on WZZQ will also be on location at the “Big Blue Tailgate.”

There will be corn hole boards and other fun activities for the entire family. While supplies last, there will be a number of giveaway items, compliments of the Limestone College Alumni Office.

The Limestone College cheerleading squad will make an appearance, along with the Saints’ Dance Team. Limestone mascot “Bernie” will also be on hand.

As part of the “Big Blue Tailgate” festivities, Limestone President Dr. Walt Griffin, who is retiring at the conclusion of the 2017 fall semester, will be recognized. 

Limestone’s annual Homecoming Cookout on the front campus is scheduled for 12 noon on Friday, October 6. Alumni are also invited to the event, and meal tickets can soon be purchased for $10 each at McMillan Hall or through the Homecoming website.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the Outstanding Alumni Awards Banquet will be held at Stephenson Dining Hall, where Limestone will honor its Alumnus of the Year and Young Alumnus of the Year, while also presenting awards for Service To Church, Service To College, Service To Community, and Service To Education.

On October 7 at 10 a.m., the Golden and Golden Plus Reunion Brunch will be held in Stephenson Dining Hall, as the classes of 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, and 1967 are honored. A reception will begin at 9 a.m.

The Limestone Athletics Department has also scheduled Alumni Games for its baseball, softball, and women’s lacrosse alumni. The baseball game will be on Friday, Oct. 6, at 5 p.m. at Founders FCU Stadium, while the softball game will be on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m. at the Babe Ruth Field in Gaffney. The women’s lacrosse alumni game will be on October 7 at 12 noon at Saints Field.

The Limestone College Psychology Department is hosting its inaugural “Annual Psychology Alumni Homecoming Party" on October 7, at 1 p.m. in Winnie Davis Hall.  The department is inviting current and previous psychology students to participate. For more information, please contact Dr. Justin Bailey at jbailey@limestone.edu.

For the most up-to-date information on the “Big Blue Tailgate” and other Homecoming and Alumni Weekend activities, visit www.limestone.edu/homecoming or call (864) 488-4602.

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