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FHU Homecoming 2015: “Wild with Pride,” Nov. 13 - 14

Henderson, Tenn. - Nov 03, 2015

Freed-Hardeman University will be “Wild with Pride” Nov. 13 - 14 for Homecoming weekend with activities for alumni, students, parents and prospective students. Student events begin Nov. 10.

Homecoming royalty will be introduced Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 10:30am during the university’s daily chapel service in Loyd Auditorium. The homecoming king and queen will be crowned Saturday during halftime of the Lady Lions’ basketball game.

FHU Theatre will present the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Carousel,” Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7:00pm and Saturday at 2:00pm and 7:00pm in Loyd Auditorium. Theatre alumni and current students will host a dinner Saturday at 5:30pm. Tickets for the dinner and the show include the meal and select seating at the evening performance. Tickets for all performances can be purchased at www.fhutickets.com. The play will also be presented at the Dickson campus, Nov. 17 - 19.

The Office of Admissions will host “Maroon and Gold Day” for prospective students, Friday, Nov. 13. Other Friday activities include a food truck court beginning at noon, a talent showcase at 6:00pm and a concert with Ruthie Collins at 8:00pm. A new artist, Collins has played the Live Nation country festivals and opened for many country artists. Students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to perform in the talent showcase.

The homecoming basketball games will begin Nov. 14 at 1:00pm for the Lady Lions and 3:00pm for the Lions. Both teams will play Martin Methodist College on Smith-Kirk Court in Brewer Sports Center. Tickets to attend both games will be sold for $5. Prior to the basketball games, students and alumni may enjoy a period of tailgating beginning at 11:00am.

FHU Associates will host FHU Marketplace beginning at 9:00am Saturday in the auxiliary gym. Numerous vendors will display jewelry, clothing, crafts, decorations and more. Associates’ products, including Beloved F.H. Brew coffee and mugs, will also be for sale. A silent auction will begin at 7:30am and end at 11:30am. Anyone interested in participating as a vendor, may contact Carol Childers at cchilders@fhu.edu.

In addition, Associates will serve their annual pancake breakfast in the auxiliary gym from 7:30am to 9:00am Saturday. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children and free for children 3 and under. They will also provide a barbeque plate lunch for $6 beginning at 11:30am. Profits from all Associates’ events go toward scholarships at FHU.

Students and guests are encouraged to participate in the annual homecoming 5k run benefiting Mid-South Youth Camp at 8:00am Saturday at the sports center. Registration begins at 7:00am and costs $30. Prizes for top runners in gender and age categories will be awarded. All runners will receive a ticket to the pancake breakfast.

A special chapel service will be held at 10:00am Saturday in Chapel Hall located in Old Main Administration Building with Dr. Richard England, class of 1975, speaking. Following the chapel service, University Chorale will perform at 11:00am, also in Old Chapel Hall.

For more information about homecoming events, visit www.fhu.edu/homecoming.