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On Saturday, October 7th, the Alice Lloyd College community came together during the College’s Appalachia Day Homecoming and celebrated a major milestone – 100 years of education in the Appalachian region!

On Appalachia Day, hundreds of friends and alumni gathered on campus to listen to traditional mountain music and check out booths displaying arts and crafts created by Appalachian artisans. Additional festivities included the annual Alumni Association Meeting, children’s storytelling, an Appalachian writers’ book signing, and a traditional soup bean supper courtesy of ALC in honor of our centennial.

Numerous athletic, alumni, and student events took place during the day’s festivities as well. ALC baseball alumni competed in an alumni baseball game, ALC’s Lady Eagles softball team competed against a travel team, and the men’s and women’s basketball teams played a blue/white scrimmage.

During the various sporting events, ALC Athletics announced new Hall of Fame members and this year’s homecoming court. This year’s inductees to the ALC Athletics Hall of Fame are Cati Case, Rodney Mitchell, Kayla Wilson, and Miranda Wilson. Destinee Crotty was voted Homecoming Princess by her peers, and Jaylan Webb was voted Homecoming Queen.

This year’s Appalachia Day Homecoming featured a special Centennial Celebration in the Campbell Arts Center. The Celebration outlined the College’s amazing history and recounted our many blessings. The celebration continued with a special ceremony dedicating the campus’ new chapel bell tower and concluded with a Centennial Celebration Concert featuring artists Britt Nicole and Consumed by Fire.

It was truly a blessing to share such a beautiful Appalachia Day with ALC’s friends. We are grateful to all of the vendors, musicians, alumni, and guests for making this year’s Centennial Celebration and Appalachia Day Homecoming one to remember. We are already looking forward to next year’s Appalachia Day Homecoming!