Sixth annual bonfire to kick off Homecoming 2014 festivities

Homecoming 2014 at Fort Hays State University will officially begin with a bonfire at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, sponsored by Tigers4Ever and Greek Life.

The Victor E. march through campus to the bonfire site will begin at 7 p.m. at Stadium Place apartments, make its way past the residence halls, proceed to Hammond Hall, where the band will join, and continue to the Robbins Center.

Festivities, east of the Robbins Center, will include speeches by the coaches and appearances by the FHSU cheerleaders, Tiger Debs, President Mirta M. Martin and Victor E. Tiger.

Tigers4Ever and Greek Life will hold a canned food drive and asks participants to bring a canned food item for the FHSU Tiger Food Exchange. Drop off-boxes will be located in the Robbins Center, the Center for Student Involvement Office in the Memorial Union and at the bonfire. In addition to collecting food, Tigers4Ever and Greek Life students will collect monetary donations during the bonfire, which will be used to purchase items for the food exchange.

To promote school spirit, the Tiger Gold on Friday committee will provide TGOF T-shirts for a shirt exchange for the first 100 Tiger fans. A table will be on the Memorial Union patio from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, and Wednesday, Oct. 8. To receive a T-shirt, fans must bring a T-shirt from another college. Shirts in good condition will be donated. Others will be added to the bonfire stack to be burned.

For more information or questions regarding the bonfire, contact Jacob Ternes, coordinator for the Center for Student Involvement and Greek Life, at 785-628-4664, or Charlene Nichols, assistant alumni director, at 785-628-4527.

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