WMC homecoming offers parade, picnic, games Football team takes on Franklin and Marshall

October 23, 1997

Western Maryland College celebrates homecoming this weekend with a parade along Main Street in Westminster, a picnic lunch and a football game against Franklin and Marshall College.

The festivities kick off Saturdaywith the Main Street parade at noon, led for the 13th year by the ROTC color guard and Westminster Municipal Band.

Also taking part will be antique cars, floats and a mule wagon carrying the homecoming court, all provided by local businesses and community members.

Featured in the parade will be WMC's Alumna of the Year Carolyn Seaman Scott, Class of 1967, of Westminster; Young Alumna Service Award winner Danielle Trent Zeyher, Class of 1991, of Manassas, Va.; Alumni Association President Fred Eckhardt, Class of 1948, of New Windsor; Westminster Mayor Kenneth A. Yowan; WMC President Robert H. Chambers; and a pompon squad.

Before the parade, a picnic lunch will be served on the Harrison House lawn from 11: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu will include turkey and vegetarian sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, kielbasa and salads.

Kickoff for the football game against Franklin and Marshall of Lancaster, Pa., is at 1 p.m. at Scott S. Bair Stadium. Stadium parking is $5 per vehicle. Admission is free.

For the first time since 1951, the Green Terror has won its first six games of the season. The 1951 team was WMC's last to win every game, a feat this year's team is striving to match.

This year's squad is ranked in several polls and could compete in NCAA Division III postseason play if it finishes the season with an unblemished record.

Football halftime festivities include naming the winner of the James Brant Memorial Cup, presented annually to the WMC fraternity or sorority that has excelled in academics, varsity sports, leadership and community service.

Members of the Class of 1997 will gather at halftime in front of the stadium's Western Maryland Railroad caboose for its 100 Days Reunion Photo.

The WMC field hockey squad will play team alumni, and the women's soccer squad takes on Bryn Mawr College of Bryn Mawr, Pa., both at 11 a.m.

Information 410-857-2296.

Pub Date: 10/23/97

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