BETHANY, W.Va. – Chilly temperatures and a steady rain wouldn't keep more than 500 Bethany alumni and friends from returning to the College to celebrate Homecoming the weekend of Oct. 7-9.
The weekend events began on the morning of Oct. 7, with the Hugh "Tiger" Joyce Golf Scramble at Highland Springs Golf Course. The event drew 142 golfers and raised money for Bethany varsity athletics. Several members of "Tiger" Joyce's family were in attendance.
The Athletic Hall of Fame reception and dinner took place Friday evening. Inducted into the Hall of Fame were: John Sholhead, soccer, Class of 1980; James Regan, soccer, Class of 1981; Kenneth Gongola, baseball, Class of 1983; Enid Cobb Baines, track, Class of 1989; Christine Haught Richardson, cross country/track, Class of 1993; and Michael DiLucia, baseball, Class of 1994.
Alumni and friends enjoyed a Friday evening art show, "Horsing Around: An Equine Art Exhibition" that featured works by Bethany students, alumni, faculty, staff and invited artists. An artists' reception was also held that evening.
Saturday morning began with the annual Allison Run/Walk in memory of the late Professor James Allison. The Homecoming parade followed the event. This year's float winners were Phi Kappa Tau, Sigma Nu and Phi Mu.
Saturday's athletic events include football, men's and women's soccer and cross country. The crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen was held at halftime of the football game. This year's King is Joseph Henderson, affiliated with Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. Queen is Hillary Norman, affiliated with Alpha Xi Delta sorority. The Athletic Hall of Fame inductees were also recognized.
The weekend concluded with a "Same Time Next Year" brunch.