Homecoming will feature plenty of fun and nostalgia at Western Maryland College Saturday.
You can't have homecoming without a football game, and the Western Maryland vs. Dickinson contest starts at 1:30 p.m. at Scott S. Bair Stadium.
In other Green Terror action, the Western Maryland College Invitational cross country meet begins at 11 a.m. adjacent to the Gill Center.
The men's soccer match against Washington College begins at 4 p.m. on the soccer field.
Earlier Saturday, a rifle drill will be performed by the 3rd U.S. Infantry Old Guard Drill Team from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the stadium.
Then, the annual homecoming parade -- complete with floats, bands, antique cars and carriages --will liven up Main Street as it proceeds past Harrison Alumni House from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Among those joining the parade will be the homecoming court, WMC President Robert H. Chambers and state Sen. Frederick C. Malkus Jr., this year's recipient of the Alumnus of the Year Award. Malkus graduated from Western Maryland in 1934.
A picnic will be held on the Harrison House lawn from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, kielbasa and salads.
During halftime of the football game, the winner of the James Brant Memorial Cup, presented annually to the Greek organization that has excelled in academics, varsity sports, leadership and community service, will be revealed.
The Alumnus of the Year Award and the Young Alumna Service Award also will be presented, and the homecoming court will be introduced.
The recipient of the Young Alumna Service Award is Anne McDonough Lepczyk, Class of 1984, of Phoenix, Md.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) unit on campus.
More than 1,000 alumni are commissioned officers today.
The 100th Anniversary of Baker Chapel will also be celebrated this homecoming weekend.
A panel of alumni will present an oral history and personal anecdotes Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the "little" chapel.