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Homecoming at Campbellsville University carries with it a rich tradition of history and pageantry. For those of us here at the CKNJ who have experienced homecoming, there is nothing quite like it in our community, and it has given us great memories of the past, and events to which we can look forward this year and others in the future.
From the opening of festivities to the final horn of the football game and beyond, we have so many activities to enjoy. No matter what your preference might be, there’s something for everyone.
Looking back at our favorite memories, we find the homecoming play comes to mind. This year’s play kicks off today at 8 p.m. “Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented this year in the Russ Mobley Theater in the Alumni Building, and it’s certain to be a good time for anyone who enjoys a little music and a good, hearty laugh. Over the years, the outstanding shows presented during homecoming keep us coming back for more.
Almost everybody loves to see shiny, fancy cars, and our memories quickly race as we think of heading to the annual car show, which begins Saturday at 9 a.m., and features old and new vehicles. It’s a lot of fun, and people come from miles around to participate, as well as just to check out the cars on display.
Homecoming wouldn’t be the same without the annual parade and football game. Whether the Tigers win or lose, we love to gather at Finley Stadium and cheer on the team, and hang out with friends and family members. This year’s parade starts Saturday at noon, and the game follows at 2 p.m. as the Tigers take on the University of the Cumberlands.
Other activities take place throughout homecoming, like inflatables on Stapp Lawn for children, campus tours and class reunions where old classmates can meet and talk about their days at CU. Some of the visitors who will be here for homecoming 2011 will be making their first visit, while others will be coming back after a long absence from campus. Regardless of where the thousands of guests will be traveling from, they are certain to be pleased with the changes that have taken place on campus, and how Campbellsville College has blossomed into Campbellsville University.
For a complete listing of events, see the special Campbellsville University Homecoming section in Monday’s issue of the CKNJ.
If you have never attended homecoming at Campbellsville University, you should take time out of your schedule and visit campus this year. The memories you make will stay with you, and you’ll find yourself looking forward to homecoming each year, as we all do.