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Paint the Town Blue and Gold!

October 2, 2012

There's a nip of fall in the air and football is in full swing, which means Homecoming is right around the corner. Averett will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 19-21, and a large number of our activities are open to the public.

On Friday, Oct. 19 the University will hold its annual Homecoming Hometown Party at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Market. This year's musical guest is the Pizazz Band. Tickets are $25 per person and include dinner from Outback Steakhouse and beverages from Lawrence Distributing. If you want to come to the party but don't have a babysitter, we have that covered. Childcare for children ages 5-16 will be provided by the Danville Science Center ($20 per child).

Join us Saturday morning at the North Campus beginning at 10:30 a.m. for Tailgate Alley before the football game at 1 p.m. against Christopher Newport University. Lunch, which will be provided by Kickback Jack's, costs $5 per person. Please brings cans of food to the football game to support Cans Across the Conference. In addition to the football game, there is a volleyball game at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Grant Center as well as a men's soccer game at 4 p.m.

At 6:30 p.m. that evening there will be an awards barbecue dinner at the home of Dr. Tiffany and Joe Franks. Dinner costs $10.

The festivities wrap up at 10 a.m. on Sunday with a Service of Remembrance in Blount Chapel. During the service we will remember members of the Averett community who have passed away in the last year; followed by Sunday brunch in the dining hall in the Student Center (pay at the door).

For the complete schedule and to register for events visit the alumni website and click on the: Homecoming link.