Festivities Set for October 13th
by M. B. Miller
It’s hard to believe, but festival time has returned to the mountains. Autumn has settled down again in Appalachia, coloring the leaves and bringing a nip to the air. People celebrate with warm cider and carnival food; music fills the streets of town and vendors show off their talents with handmade crafts. Here at Alice Lloyd College, we are preparing for yet another Appalachia Day Homecoming, our own day of festivities in which we welcome alumni back to campus, as well as a whole host of visitors.
Everything kicks off at 9 AM on Saturday, October 13th. The event lasts all day on the College’s campus in Pippa Passes, KY. This year’s Appalachia Day Homecoming is made extra special due to the fact that we are also celebrating the College’s 95th Anniversary. So, please join us as we honor Appalachian culture and heritage with traditional music, mountain crafts, a book signing by writers from the region, and delicious food. Most of the activities will take place between the hours of 10 AM and 5 PM.
Alice Lloyd alumni will want to make sure they don’t miss the annual Alumni Association Meeting, which will be held in the Ralph Edwards Auditorium at 1 PM. A reception will follow in Cushing Hall. In addition, alumni athletic activities are scheduled throughout the day.
This year, ALC is excited to feature a special program for the event’s younger guests: ALC’s Caudill Players, a student-led theatre troupe, will perform Anne Shelby’s much-beloved The Adventures of Molly Whuppie. In addition, they will have fun and games for children of all ages. The College is also pleased to welcome The Penny Loafers back to the ALC campus! A crowd favorite, this a capella quartet from Berea, KY will delight you in a free concert – open to the public – at 7 PM in the Campbell Arts Center.
So, don’t miss out! Come on home to Alice Lloyd!
If you’d like more information about ALC’s guests The Penny Loafers, check them out on their website.
Schedule of Events
9 AM – 5 PM Registration and Information Center – Upon arrival to campus, stop by this area (in front of The Brown and Green Building) to register for door prizes and obtain a detailed schedule of the day’s activities.
9 AM – 5 PM ALC Bookstore Open – ALC logo-imprinted sportswear, mugs, umbrellas, pens, and much more will be available for purchase. (Davis Student Center – First Floor)
10 AM – 5 PM Appalachian Authors’ Book Signing – We are privileged to have some of the area’s authors available to sell and autograph their books. (Davis Student Center – Porch)
10 AM – 5 PM Traditional Mountain Music – Doug Hutchens and Rob Marshall return to the Appalachia Day stage to serve as emcees for entertainment provided by local musicians. This year, we will feature Curtis Vickers, Eldred Vance and Friends, The Bowers Girls, Farmer & Mollie, The Gospel Anchors, Courtney and Scott Patrick, The Colwells, The Master’s Harmony, New Mountain Harmony, the College’s own Voices of Appalachia, and more! (Stage Area – in front of Miss June’s House)
10 AM – 5 PM Appalachian Crafts – Visit with regional artisans as they display, demonstrate, and sell their crafts. (Central Campus)
**Keep in mind that there will be a Food Court in the area between the Brown and Green Building and the June Buchanan Alumni Center (JBAC). Vendors will be selling baked goods, carnival food, cold drinks, etc.**
10 AM – 5 PM Appalachia Day Station – The Pippa Passes Post Office will have a special commemorative postal cancellation (designed by ALC student Cody Centers). (USPS table in front of The Brown and Green Building)
10 AM ALC Eagles versus Alumni Baseball Game – If you are a baseball fan, don’t miss this game between the current Eagles and returning alumni. (Reeve Athletic Field)
11 AM – 12:30 PM Brunch (Davis Student Center – Hunger Din Dining Hall)
Noon Welcome and Special Recognition – Dr. Joe Stepp, President of Alice Lloyd College, will address visitors. (Stage Area: in front of Miss June’s House)
1 PM – 3 PM Special Performance By The ALC Caudill Players – For the day’s younger guests, please join ALC’s student-lead theatre troupe as they perform Anne Shelby’s much-beloved The Adventures of Molly Whuppie. (ALC Tennis Courts)
1 PM Alumni Association Annual Meeting – Caney Junior College and Alice Lloyd College alumni are invited to attend this meeting to learn more about the goals and accomplishments of our Alumni Association. President Stepp will be sharing updates about a number of activities taking place at ALC. (Ralph Edwards Auditorium – First Floor) *Visit the recently completed Founder’s Shack Brick Plaza funded by ALC Alumni!
2 PM Alumni Reception – This event provides the perfect opportunity for alumni to reminisce about their days on Caney Creek. Come join us for fun and fellowship! (Cushing Hall Auditorium)
3 PM ALC Lady Eagles versus Alumni Basketball Game – The ALC Lady Eagles will compete against former Lady Eagles in a fun game of hoops. (Grady Nutt Athletic Center)
4 PM ALC Athletic Hall of Fame Induction– Distinguished former athletes and coaches will be honored by the Alice Lloyd College Athletic Program. This years inductees: Mr. Jason R. Collins- Basketball; Miss Amy Dixon-Basketball; Mr. Jonathan Jett-Baseball; Mr. Jeff Lovely- Baseball; and Mr. Elmer Slone- Assistant Coach. (Grady Nutt Athletic Center)
4:30 PM ALC Eagles versus Alumni Basketball Game – The ALC Eagles challenge former Eagles greats in a competitive game of basketball. (Grady Nutt Athletic Center)
ALC Student Homecoming Coronation (during halftime)
5 PM – 6:30 PM Traditional Soup Bean Supper – Join old and new friends for a traditional Appalachian meal – soup beans, including all the fixin’s! Adults: $6.25; Children ages 6-12: $3.75; Ages 5 and under: Free. (Davis Student Center – Hunger Din Dining Hall)
7 PM Special Concert by The Penny Loafers – Doors open at 6:30 PM and the concert begins at 7 PM. ALC students will receive convocation credit for this event. The concert is FREE to the public. Compliments of the Appalachia Day Homecoming Committee.
For more information, please call:
Tiffany Owens, Director of Marketing and Communications (606) 368-6055
Teresa Grender, Director of Alumni Relations (606) 368-6044