On Saturday, Oct. 29, Holmes Community College will be hosting its annual all-day Homecoming celebration on the Goodman Campus. The theme is "Horizons Past and Present," focusing on the Holmes Horizons yearbooks throughout the school's history. This year's football game against Itawamba Community College will begin at 3 p.m. with the presentation of the Homecoming Court and crowning of the queen at halftime. Holmes will also be recognizing this year's Alumnus of the Year Johnny A. "Bit" Belk along with the Distinguished Service Award Recipient John Lee (J.L.) Peeples, Jr.; Young Alumna of the Year Diana Rone Tate, and World War II Honoree Burnis Gardner at a special ceremony.
The Homecoming activities for the day begin with a softball alumni game at 9:30 a.m., and a baseball inter-squad game at 10:30 a.m. Simultaneously, the Art Exhibit in McMorrough Library will begin at 10:30 a.m., Frank Branch Coliseum will open and there will be a basketball scrimmage game, and the Past Employees Reunion begins at the Holmes House.
The Honoree Recognition Ceremony beings at 11 a.m. in McDaniel Auditorium followed by the exciting Connection! performance at 11:30 p.m. Lunch will be served at noon in the Grove with the musical stylings of the Holmes Steel Drum Band. The Coachmen will present their choral performance in Montgomery Fine Arts Building at 12:45 p.m., and the annual alumni meeting will be held in the library at 1 p.m.
The parade, which will kick off at Cook Dorm at 1:30 p.m., will lead the crowd to the high-energy Pep Rally in the main parking lot. If anyone needs a cool place to sit or a minute away from the crowd, the library will be open to all guests where they can enjoy a cold glass of water and light snacks. For the Mississippi State University and University of Mississippi fans, the games will be streaming live so they don't have to miss one minute. Fans can ring their cow bell, yell Hotty Toddy, and cheer the Holmes Bulldogs to victory!
For more information about Homecoming details, contact Coordinator of Alumni Affairs Katherine Ellard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (662) 472-9134.