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October 29. 1985
STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF CHOWAN COLLEGE
1985 Homecoming Festivities
A pair of attractions — the Fall Festival of Marching Bands
and football game featuring the halftime crowning of the queen
— highlighted Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 19.
The Chowan Braves scored a big victory against the Wesley
College Wolverines, of Dover, Del., before a packed stadium.
After having the first touchdown called back because of a
penalty, the Braves went on to post a 34-11 win.
Miss Lane Windham, a sophomore from Lexington, was
crowned as the 1985 Homecoming Queen. Miss Bernadette Ashe
of Ahoskie was selected as Freshman Princess.
The queen and princess received their crowns and bouquet of
flowers from President Bruce E. Whitaker during the half time
ceremonies in beautiful fall weather.
Other Homecoming court members included freshmen
Christine Cello of Boca Raton, Fla.; Dee Ann Feuerstein of
Apex; and Debra Fazio of Okinawa, Japan. Sophomore
members are Valerie Boyd of Elgin, S.C.; Debbie Overton of
Ahoskie; and Debbie Whipp, of Chester, Va.
The half time show was presented by North Stafford High
School, replacing Deep Creek of Chesapeake, Va. The group
was selected as Band of the Day from a field of 12 bands and
winner of $500 donated by Belk-Tylers of Ahoskie in the Festival
of Marching Bands held that morning in the stadium.
The pre-game show was given by Oscar Smith High School of
Chesapeake, winner of its division for bands with 60 members
The alumni gathered on the brick plaza by McDowell Col
umns and in the Columns lounge after the game. The luncheon
was held in the President’s Dining Room of Thomas Cafeteria,
with the classes of 1957, 1958, 1959, and 1960 holding joint reu
nions. The approximately 100 graduates and professors of the
former nursing school also participated in a reunion.
First prize in the Residence Hall Decorations Contest was
captured by Jenkins Hall, with Parker Hall second. Parker won
parade firsts in originality and theme, with Jenkins second in
the theme category; The parade was formed on campus and
followed a route through downtown Murfreesboro, and ending
at a site where the traditional bonfire and pep rally were held.
The Student Government Association, with Miss Betty Ann
Drake of Franklin, Va., president, and Miss Pam Riddle, ad
viser, sponsored Homecoming activities. Spirit Day was
celebrated earlier in the week, along with several other
Homecoming Week activities.