Huntsville to be ‘painted orange’ during SHSU homecoming

Sam Houston State University’s Program Council and the Homecoming Committee have been hard at work sine June composing what they feel will be the greatest Homecoming ever with a week of events.

In case anyone was wondering, our Homecoming theme this year is “Paint the Town Orange”, which is the same theme from last year. According to Tiffany Fleony, president of Program Council and this year’s Homecoming committee chair, PC is using the same theme from last year because the university committee felt that the theme was not used to its full potential. “Last year all of the Homecoming events were rained out and the theme wasn’t really used,” said Fleony.

Nov. 4, PC is once again sponsoring “Get Your Bowl On” at Huntsville Lanes. The first 200 students will be able to bowl free along with free shoe rental and all the pizza that you can eat. Students that plan on attending must bring their student I.D. in order to participate in the fun activities.

“This year’s theme is different because students have always said they wanted a carnival and that is what we are doing this year,” Fleony said. We are giving the SHSU student body a carnival! On Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 8 p.m. to midnight in downtown Huntsville, we are co-sponsoring Sam Jam with the city of Huntsville. PC feels that in order to fully use the theme “paint the town orange,” the “town” should be involved.

Those students and citizens of Huntsville that are looking for free food, prizes, giveaways, rides and games then Sam Jam is the place for you. This event is free and open to anyone that would like to attend. Fleony said, “There won’t be a ferris wheel because it would have cost an extra $6,000, but the event is still worth while.”

Members of the SHSU football team will be there along with the award-winning cheerleaders and the Orange Pride Dance Team.

Those in attendance at the Homecoming Parade on Nov. 8, can expect to see last year’s Homecoming King and Queen, Mical J. Roy and Marlena Rose Cooper. “I am very excited about this year’s Homecoming and I am exceptionally looking forward to the 2003 crowning and all of the fun activities that Sam has in store for the alumni,” Cooper said.

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