Tabor College alumni and friends are invited to its homecoming celebration Oct. 19 to 22. This year’s theme is “Crossing Paths.”
The drama and music departments will open festivities Thursday evening with a performance of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Into the Woods.”
The story follows the adventures of well-known fairy tale characters, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack, and challenges the common “happily ever after” ending.
The cast will present four performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.
All performances will be held in the Tabor Chapel-Auditorium. General admission seating is $8.50 and student tickets are $5. Reservations for tickets can be made through the Student Development Office at 947-3121 ext. 1033. All seats are reserved and seating is limited.
New this year will be an alumni art show, an after-hours event, a presentation by an Alumni Merit Award recipient and a Europe trip reunion.
The alumni art show will feature the works of Leroy Goertz, a 1966 graduate, and Jonah Kliewer, a 1955 graduate. Pieces will include sculpture and wood. They can be viewed Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Historic Church.
Alumni After-Hours is a time to mingle with friends following Friday evening’s Festival Dinner. Snacks and music from alumnus Brian Wahl will be a part of the 9:30 p.m. to midnight event at Reflection Ridge Clubhouse, Wichita.
Alumni Merit Award recipient Winnie Bartel will speak Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center Rehearsal Hall. She will share her life experiences promoting women’s causes around the world.
A reunion for all who have traveled to Europe with Richard Kyle, professor of history and religious studies, will meet in the Solomon L. Loewen Natural Science Center Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for interaction, a slide show and memorabilia.
On Saturday, the Tabor College cheer squad will hold a cheerleading clinic from 8:30 to 10 a.m. for children ages 4 to 13 years old interested in cheerleading.
Participants will learn cheers, jumps and mini stunts and then perform them during the third quarter of the homecoming football game against Southwestern College, which begins at 2 p.m.
The clinic enrollment fee is $20 and will include a T-shirt and poms.
The cheerleaders also will be selling Tabor College tattoos, seat cushions and picture buttons featuring TC football players.
The homecoming lunch buffet, offered Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., will feature a traditional Dutch meal. The menu will include Hillsboro sausage, verenika, oven-fried chicken, sliced ham, ham gravy, diced white potatoes, corn, green beans, cole slaw, pie and cherry moos.
The meal will be served in the cafeteria and Memorial Mall with overflow seating available in the Bluejay Lounge.
The homecoming barbecue will be served following the football game from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria and Memorial Mall. Barbecue beef sandwiches, grilled hot dogs, baked beans, potato casserole, various salads and cookies will be on the menu.
Advance tickets are $5.50 for adult and $3.50 for children ages 3-10. At the door, tickets will be $6.50 for adults and $4.50 for children. Children under three are free.
A noon buffet will be offered in the cafeteria on Sunday.
For more information or to register, call the Alumni Office at 620-947-3121 ext. 1708, or log on to Tabor’s Web site at www.tabor.edu for detailed descriptions of each event.