Sunday, September 25, 2011

Homecoming 2011

Homecoming activities for me began Friday with Power Puff Football and then later in the evening when I enjoyed photographing and talking with those nine 1961 graduates from Peru State College who traveled here for a 50-Year Reunion.

At around ten Saturday morning--and what beautiful weather graced the area both Friday and Saturday--Dan Perkins, Student Senate Vice-President, and I took our spots at the announcer's table.

I thoroughly enjoyed serving as the Homecoming Parade announcer for the
eighteenth time--and what fun to work with the enthusiastic members of Student Senate who organized the parade and picked up trash along the highway to help beautify the ride to the festivities in Peru.

The first set of photographs includes some shots from the Power-Puff team--Guts and Glory--for which some of the students from my College 1o1 played. Most of the attention in this series of pictures goes to the Tail-Gate Party after the Septemberfest Parade.

The Hoyt Street Jazz Ensemble entertained while an impressive crowd ate burgers, cotton candy, and candied apples while having Paul Fell draw their faces or while having their faced painted.

My short video from the day's activities includes Jazz
Ensemble music, a bit of the Peru Marching Band's Halftime Show, the Pep Band, and the cheerleaders.

The video also includes a number of photographs from Saturday's fun, including those pictures from the football game in the Homecoming Part Two collection.

Dr. Bill Snyder, the Grand Marshall for this years Homecoming Septemberfest Parade, enjoyed tossing the coin to get the game going between the Benedictine Ravens and the Peru State

And, of course, the half-time activities included the crowning of this years Homecoming King and Queen, Madison Farris and Kimmy Miller.

Enjoy the photographs and the video. As they both indicate, a large crowd of Peru State supporters took advantage of a number of events on Saturday that underscore what makes a small-college community special.

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