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You Will Be: HOME this fall

By Erika Neldner

Reinhardt University is inviting alumni and their families to come home to Reinhardt the first weekend in October for homecoming, You Will Be: HOME.

“Homecoming 2017 – You Will Be: HOME – is a time for alumni, students, parents and other friends come together to celebrate the home they have found at Reinhardt, and we hope our entire Cherokee County community, and others, will join in the celebration. Bring your experiences and memories to share, and encourage your friends and former classmates to be a part of the festivities,” said Tim Norton, vice president for advancement & marketing.

The alumni-centered weekend kicks off with Chanticleer in Flint Hall at Falany Performing Arts Center. Called “the world’s reining male chorus” by New Yorker, the GRAMMY Award-winning ensemble will take the stage in Flint Hall at 8 p.m., on Oct. 6. Tickets are available at Reinhardt.tix.com.

Get fired up with the Eagles from 8-10 p.m. Friday at the Fieldhouse Walkway with a bonfire and pep rally before the big game against University of the Cumberlands Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. Before the game, the Student Government Association will present the Captain A.M. Reinhardt Award and the Jason Gamel Blue and Gold Spirit Award. At halftime, the 2017 Homecoming Court will be presented, and the King and Queen will be crowned.

Tailgating will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gym parking lot before Saturday’s game.

Alumni and friends will enjoy a southern chicken and waffle brunch in Bannister Glasshouse from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. for only $10 per person – children under 12 free. The hearty brunch will include chicken tenders, waffles, southern-made grits, scrambled eggs, fruit medley, coffee and juices. A brief program will honor the Golden Anniversary Class of 1968, with special recognition of all Golden Anniversary classes before 1968. The Silver Anniversary for the Class of 1993 also will be honored. During the program, the 2017-18 Class of 10 Under 10 Alumni will be announced.

Other Saturday events include the Reinhardt Alumni Baseball game from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ken White Field. For more information, contact Jeremy Roberts at jeremy@pittmanindustrial.com or call (205) 913-2967.

The week leading up to Homecoming Weekend is jam-packed with activities, including a Stop Hunger Now initiative where Reinhardt students, faculty and staff will strive to meet their pledge of preparing more than 10,000 meals. There also will be a Red Cross Blood Drive, Common Ground Campus Worship, a University Winds concert and a Powderpuff Football game. Learn more at Reinhardt.edu/homecoming.

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