Bonfire will kick off FHSU homecoming
Homecoming usually spans at least three days at Fort Hays State University with Oktoberfest, reunions and awards ceremonies, campus tours, a parade and homecoming football game -- and more get-togethers.
The 2013 version officially will begin with a bonfire and pep rally Thursday in an event sponsored by Tigers4Ever and FHSU Greek Life.
The rally begins at 7 p.m., when a procession will start snaking its way from the residence halls through campus to Robbins Center on the west side of Big Creek.
Festivities at Robbins Center begin at 7:30 p.m. on the east lawn of the building, featuring speeches from coaches and appearances by the FHSU cheerleaders, Tiger Debs, President Edward Hammond and Victor E. Tiger. The public is invited.
Global Leadership will host a canned food drive and is asking participants to bring a canned food item for the FHSU Food Pantry and community food pantries. A drop off-box will be in Robbins Center. There also will be one in the Center for Student Involvement in the Memorial Union.
Eagle Communications was to provide 100 FHSU T-shirts for a T-shirt exchange today and Wednesday in the Memorial Union, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. The FHSU shirts will be traded in for other universities' shirts, which will be donated to Goodwill.
A full schedule can found online at www.fhsu.edu and click on the homecoming icon.