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November 2, 2017 2017 Central Penn College Homecoming activities fill the campus

Central Penn College was in full celebration mode last weekend with the College's Homecoming and two days full of events. Kicking off the weekend was Central Penn’s first Standing Ovation: Alumni Awards Night on Oct. 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. in The Conference Center, honoring 25 extraordinary graduates nominated for their significant achievements in business, community, philanthropy, volunteerism and athletics. 

The Fall Harvest festival on Saturday was spread all over central campus, with a steady stream of alumni, students, faculty, staff, family and friends wandering through the Summerdale campus visiting vendors, sampling caramel apples and popcorn, riding the mechanical bull, playing on the inflatables, having their faces painted and swamping the children's games and sand art table. Not only was there live music and pumpkin carving; but there was an abundance of vendors that suited everyone’s needs. 

New Central Penn gear, including items just for alumni, was on the market, too! Even the library, thanks to Director Diane Porterfield, was decked out for the occasion with kids lined up to navigate the web of crepe paper to get to the basket of goodies and a new Harry Potter scavenger hunt.

Adrienne Thoman coordinated a homecoming court for the festivities. The court, pictured above, included Ian Kemmerer, Malcolm Fox, Cortez "Bud" Harris, Morgan Littlefield, Teta Gaye and Eliz Milanes. Criminal justice student Cortez Harris(left) and corporate comunications student Morgan Littlefield (right) were announced as the Fall Harvest king and queen. Harris raised funds for the Oxford Circle Raiders and Littleford raised funds for Black Girls Rock.

The day was not short of raffles and prizes, as Amy Fetrow and the Business Office organized tables of great prize baskets. The 39 raffle baskets grossed $1265 for the Education Foundation and scholarships for students!

"Thanks to everyone who supported this terrific fundraiser for the Education Foundation and a huge thank you to everyone who worked the stand this year," said Fetrow.

Each department that donated a basket was entered in a separate raffle for a tray of goodies baked by Fetrow. Thoman and the cross country team won the tray of goodies, which was delivered on Monday.

The Capital BlueCross Theatre was a draw for many, as they had a complete line-up of performances with Pennsylvania Regional Ballet, improv with the Central Penn Players and a mini lip sync battle.

A round of applause to Adrienne Thoman and the entire Fall Harvest committee for taking the time to plan this smooth-running annual event.