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Homecoming Weekend Festivities

10/8/2010 —

Penn State Day has always been an eagerly anticipated fall tradition at Penn State Brandywine. This year, Brandywine students are planning two additional events for the same October weekend that they hope will be the start of a brand new tradition: a pep rally and homecoming dance.

Both events are sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA). The pep rally will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 in the campus gymnasium, located in the Commons Building. Director of Athletics Jim Gastner will kick off the program by introducing members of the campus’ varsity athletic teams, and the Brandywine cheerleaders will perform. Vendor-style food--hot dogs, popcorn, water ice and drinks--will be available at no charge.

Students entering the gym will pick a raffle ticket. Three lucky students will be selected to participate in the Brandywine version of “Let’s Make a Deal,” and have a chance to win prizes. Students can also participate in three games--a football toss, putting green competition and a hockey simulation. Candy will be awarded to the winners.

To cap off a fun Penn State Day on Saturday, Oct. 16, the students will hold a Homecoming Dance from 7:00 to 11:30 p.m. in the Lion’s Pit cafeteria, also located in the Commons Building. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door, and can be purchased in the SGA office/club room on the second floor of the Commons Building. The dance is open to the Penn State community and the public. The Nittany Lion will do double duty, providing entertainment both as the campus mascot as well as a disc jockey. Students entering the facility will have an opportunity to have their photos taken in front of the Penn State Brandywine backdrop. Food will be provided by Chick-fil-A.

SGA Events Coordinator Kristy Crystle said, “Our goal is 100 students, and we hope everyone will come out for a great event.” For more information about the pep rally or the dance, contact Crystle at klc273@psu.edu.

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