Homecoming 2019 set for Thursday, Oct. 24

Homecoming 2019 is set for Thursday, Oct. 24 on the Goodman Campus with activities starting at 8 a.m. and finishing up with live music after the football game against Coahoma Community College.

Honorees for 2019 include: Alumni of the Year, Frank and Dixie Branch; Distinguished Service Award, Janice and Chuck Putnam; Young Alumnus of the Year, Sherman Miller; and Veteran of the Year, Donnie Sims.

On Oct. 24, Homecoming festivities kick off with a Fun Run hosted by the Holmes Occupational Therapy Assistant program at 8 a.m. then inter-squad scrimmages for the softball and baseball teams at 9 a.m. and continue with a men's basketball scrimmage at 10 a.m. Academic Programs and Career Technical Education will be hosting their Career and Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. until noon and at the same time Workforce Development will host "Major's Truck Expo" with all the big industry vehicles on displaying for guests coming to campus.

The honorees will be recognized in McDaniel Auditorium at 10 a.m. followed by the debut performance from the Holmes Connection! and Coachmen at 10:30 a.m.

Academic Programs and Career Technical Education divisions are pleased to host the 2019 Homecoming lecture series with the first lecture series at 11 a.m. and the second series at noon. The speakers and details will be announced closer to Homecoming.

The mid-day activities include: lunch (available in several locations this year- the Carroll Cafeteria, Lorance Student Center and Food Trucks in front of McDaniel) fun and games in the Grove and a performance by the Holmes Chorale in the Chapel on the Hill.

The Holmes Tailgating experience will kick off at 1 p.m. on the practice field adjacent to Ras Branch Field.

The annual Holmes Alumni Association meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Conference room of McMorrough Library. The pep rally will be on the practice field by the tailgate location at 2 p.m. followed by the Holmes Community College Marching Band entering the stadium. The honorees will be recognized at 2:55 p.m. prior to national anthem, which is performed by the Holmes Chorale. Kickoff with Coahoma is set for 3 p.m., and the presentation of the Homecoming Court is at halftime.

McMorrough Library will be open to all guests who might need a cool place to sit and guest are encouraged to visit Holmes' Makerspace. The concert will immediately follow the football game at 6:30 p.m. and details will be announced closer to the Homecoming.