College homecoming will have parade, game Western Maryland plans many events for alumni

October 11, 1998

Western Maryland College opens its homecoming festivities Saturday, with a parade along Westminster's Main Street at noon. The parade will be led for the 14th year by the ROTC color guard and the Westminster Municipal Band.

Featured in the parade will be WMC's Alumnus of the Year James E. Lightner, Young Alumna Service Award winner Roxanne Benjovsky McClanahan, Alumni Association President Kathy Rittler, Westminster Mayor Ken Yowan, WMC President Robert H. Chambers, the new WMC Pom Dance Team, WMC cheerleaders and the 1998 Homecoming Court in a mule wagon, antique cars and floats from Phi Sigma Sigma sorority, the Black Student Union, the International Club, and the Classes of 2001 and 2002.

Homecoming court

Members of the homecoming court are: King Rob Newman; Queen Mandy Hofstetter; juniors Gunnar Burdt and Laurel Monroe; sophomores Jeremiah Kelly and Jennifer Haines; freshmen Todd Peters and Brooke Joseph.

WMC will serve a picnic lunch on the Harrison House lawn from 11: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring turkey and vegetarian sandwiches, jumbo hot dogs, hamburgers, kielbasa, and salads.

For the second consecutive year, the Green Terror football team is unbeaten coming into this game. Kickoff for the game against Dickinson College is 1 p.m. at Scott S. Bair Stadium. Stadium parking is $5 a vehicle. Admission to the game is free.

The 1997 team went on to become WMC's first undefeated squad in 46 years and earn the college's first NCAA post-season bid.

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

Alumni from the class of 1998 will gather at halftime in front of the stadium's Western Maryland Railroad caboose for its 100 Days Reunion Photo.

Volleyball, soccer and salsa

The WMC volleyball squad will be the host of the second round of the Green Terror Invitational and the women's soccer team takes on Ursinus at 11 a.m. on the campus.

New this year is the homecoming salsa challenge. Everyone is invited to sample the salsa and chips from several restaurants and register a vote for the best dip.

Information: 410-857-2296.

Pub Date: 10/11/98

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