Western Maryland College will celebrate homecoming this weekend with a parade, picnic lunch, a football game and other events.
For the third consecutive year, the Green Terror enters Homecoming Week undefeated and nationally ranked.
This year's festivities begin at noon Saturday with a parade along Main Street. The parade will feature antique cars, floats and a wagon carrying the homecoming court. Student organizations represented will include the Black Student Union, the classes of 2001, 2002, and 2003, and sororities Phi Sigma Sigma, Alpha Nu Omega, and Phi Alpha Mu.
College President Robert H. Chambers will be part of the procession.
The parade begins at East Middle School.
Before the parade, WMC will offer a picnic lunch at the alumni headquarters tent near the stadium field beginning at 11: 30 a.m. The menu includes hot dogs, pulled barbecue beef, veggie wraps, fruit, soda and chips.
Kick-off for the big game against Franklin and Marshall College will be at 1 p.m. at Scott S. Bair Stadium. Stadium parking is $5 a vehicle. Gates open at 9 a.m. Admission to the game is free.
Honored during half time will be WMC's Alumnus of the Year, Ira Zepp, Class of 1952, and Young Alumna Service Award winner, Melanie D'Amore, Class of 1991.
At 11 a.m., Ursinus and Swarthmore volleyball will play at WMC and women's soccer battles Johns Hopkins.
Franklin and Marshall of Lancaster, Pa., will play field hockey at WMC at 1 p.m., and men's soccer takes on Muhlenberg College of Allentown, Pa., at 3 p.m.