HLGU announces renaissance-themed fall homecoming

Hannibal-LaGrange University will welcome all Trojans back to its campus and provides a time for alumni to reunite with their fellow classmates during the university's 2016 Homecoming.

H annibal- L a G range U niversity will welcome all Trojans back to its campus and provides a time for alumni to reunite with their fellow classmates during the university's 2016 Homecoming.

HLGU classes of 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996, and 2006 will be our honored guests at Homecoming 2016! It is hoped HLGU Alumni will begin making plans to attend Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 .

Homecoming is the time of year for Trojans to return to their roots, and they are looking forward to honoring the class of 1966.

A recent addition to the homecoming festivities is the 50-Year Club. This club was established to honor alumni who attended Hannibal-LaGrange 50 or more years ago. During the 50-Year Club Induction Ceremony on Friday at 11:30 a.m., a group photo will be taken, and members of the class of 1966 will receive special medallions to wear all weekend. Following the luncheon, a campus tour will be given. Attendees can tour campus by shuttle beginning at 1 p.m.

HLGU’s Annual Alumni Golf Classic, a tradition for many HLGU alumni and friends, will be held on Friday. This competitive yet fun scramble will take place at Norwoods Golf Course in Hannibal with registration beginning at 9 a.m. and the shotgun start at 10 a.m.

The Annual Alumni Art Show & President’s Reception will be held on Friday as well with the reception starting at 6 p.m. The artwork of an HLGU Alum will be featured.

During the Friday night homecoming banquet, alumni and current students will gather in the Mabee Sports Complex for a renaissance feast. Afterwards, guests will move to the Parker Theatre, in the Roland Fine Arts Center, for the coronation of the 2016 Homecoming King and Queen, recognition of HLGU athletes, the 50-year reunion class, and this year’s alumni award winners. Entertainment will be presented by 321 Improv.

On Saturday morning, guests can participate in the Trojan Trek 5K run/walk. Beginning at 9 a.m., the course takes runners through campus, along a couple of city streets, and on a nature trail. Registration is only for alumni, faculty, staff, and students, and for other registrants. Pre-register by Sept. 19 to receive a t-shirt.

Additional events on Saturday include alumni games of baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s soccer. A bounce house will also be set up at the alumni tent from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Watch the men and women’s Trojan soccer teams take on Central Baptist College at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Admission is free.

All are invited to worship at the university on Sunday during a special chapel service in Parker Theatre of the Roland Fine Arts Center at 10:30 a.m. A Homecoming Farewell Luncheon will immediately follow the chapel service in the Partee Center.

There are many more activities happening during homecoming. For a more detailed event listing please visit our website at hlg.edu/homecoming .

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