TC Homecoming weekend offers a variety of events

Tabor College photo by Vance Frick. In this scene from ?Honk!? Ugly's Mother, played by Elise (Penrose) Hiebert, watches over her nest of four little ducklings played by (from left) Emily Hasty, Allison Isaac, Danae Warkentin, and Emily Dick. Rehearsals continue for the Tabor College production of the musical comedy based on the tale of the ugly duckling. Performances will take place Homecoming weekend, Oct. 18 to 21 in the Tabor College Chapel-Auditorium. Judy Harder, associate professor of communications and drama, is directing the show. Musical direction will be given by Holly Swartzendruber, assistant professor of vocal music. The instrumental conductor will be Brad Vogel, associate professor of choral music.

Alumni and friends of Tabor College are invited to the campus for food, fellowship and football during the Homecoming 2007 celebration Oct. 18-21 in Hills?boro and Wichita.

Events include a musical comedy, a golf tournament, class reunions and a football game against rival Bethel College.

A day-by-day schedule summary follows.

Thursday, Oct. 18

A student art show at the library will feature original works by students majoring in art and graphic design.

The the first public performance of the musical comedy ?Honk!? is set for 7 p.m. in the Chapel-Auditorium. The production is based on the tale of the ugly duckling.

All seats are reserved and seating is limited. Tickets are $8.50 for general seating, $5 for students and $2.50 for children 4-11 accompanied by an adult.

Reservations must be made by calling the student develop?ment office at 947-3121, ext. 1033.

Friday, Oct. 19

The 17th annual Tabor Golf Classic will tee off at 9 a.m. at Reflection Ridge Golf Course, Wichita.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts.

The cost to play in the four or five person scramble is $150, which covers lunch, green and cart fees, prizes, a tournament jacket and two tickets to the festival dinner.

Singles, pairs and threesomes should contact the alumni office at so they can be added to a team.

Reservations are limited.

The festival dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Wichita Hyatt Regency located downtown at 400 W. Waterman, just north of Kellogg.

The cost is $17.50 per person. Doors open at 6:10 p.m.

The Class of 1957 and spouses will have reserved tables. All other alumni can reserve tables for eight to 10 people. Reserva?tions and prepayment are requested for this event.

For more information, or to make table reservations, call the alumni office at 947-3121, ext. 1708.

The second performance of ?Honk!? begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel-Auditorium.

A new event called ?Alumni After Hours? is planned for 9:30 p.m. to midnight at the Reflec?tion Ridge Clubhouse in Wichita. Alumni of all ages will have the opportunity to relax, snack and visit.

Saturday, Oct. 19

The information center for Homecoming Saturday will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Meeting Place, which is the lobby of Tabor Gymna?sium. Participants can pick up reserved meal tickets, buy meal tickets, check out where class reunions are meeting, or meet family and friends.

For the athletically oriented, the annual 2-mile and 5-kilometer fun run is set to begin at 8 a.m. Participants should meet in front of the gymnasium. The $20 entry fee includes a long-sleeved shirt. Advance registration is encouraged.

For more information, call 947-3121, ext. 1302.

Tabor tennis alumni are invited to play on the college courts beginning at 9 a.m. For more information, call 947-3121, ext. 1601.

Male soccer alumni are invited to play in a scrimmage game at 10 a.m. at Vernon R. Wiebe Field.

For the musically inclined, a Music Fest is planned for 9 a.m. at Wohlgemuth Rehearsal Hall. The Tabor band and choir will perform.

Activities will be offered to children pre-school age through sixth grade between 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., between the S.L. Loewen and H.W. Lohrenz buildings. Elementary education majors are planning activities centered on the homecoming theme.

Other morning activities include: a panel discussion with alumni award recipients from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wohlgemuth Lobby; and a ?Europe Trip Reunion? with longtime tour leader Dick Kyle from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Johnson Atrium inside the Loewen Building.

A lunch buffet will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the cafeteria and Memorial Mall. The cost in advance is $9 per adult, $4 for age 4 to 10, and free for children under 4. All meal tickets not reserved in advance are $1 more if purchased on Saturday.

The menu includes Hillsboro sausage, verenika, oven-fried chicken, sliced ham, ham gravy, diced white potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, pie and cherry moos.

A lighter lunch option will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Tabor Snack Bar and Memorial Mall.

The menu includes a deli sandwich, chips, carrots, grapes, cookie and a drink, or a chef salad, crackers, grapes, cookies and a drink.

Reservations and prepayment for this meal are encouraged. The cost is $5 in advance, $6 on Saturday.

Alumni wishing to reunite with classmates from 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1992, 1997 and 2002 will have a designated place to meet. Check in at The Meeting Place registration table in the lobby of the gymnasium.

Each reunion will have current pictures of classmates and a yearbook from that class year. The classes 1992 and 1997 will meet outside near the children?s activities, located between the S.L. Loewen and Lohrenz buildings. In case of inclement weather, an indoor location will be assigned.

The Class of 2002 is having a pre-game Young Alumni Tail?gate Party at 1 p.m. Quiznos subs will be available for lunch. The cost will be $5 per adult, $2 for ages 4 to 10, and free for kids under 4. Tabor Society and TC Link members are half price.

All other class reunions will meet at 5 p.m.

A ceremony dedicating the new student townhouses is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the townhouse courtyard.

The presentation of 2007-08 host and hostess candidates will begin at 1:30 p.m., at Reimer Field. The football game against Bethel College will follow at 2 p.m.

Following the game, the homecoming barbecue supper will be offered from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the cafeteria and Memorial Mall.

The cost in advance will be $6.50 per adult, $3.50 for ages 4 to 10, free for kids under 4. All meal tickets not reserved in advance are $1 more if purchased on Saturday.

The menu will be barbecued beef sandwiches, grilled hot dogs, baked beans, potato casserole, various salads and cookies.

The third performance of ?Honk!? will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel-Auditorium

Sunday, Oct. 20

The final performance of ?Honk!? will begin at 2 p.m. in the Chapel-Auditorium.

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