Mars Hill, N.C. 28754
Vol. LIII, No. 3, October 6, 1979
Romeconing Representatives Chosen
The results of the Romeoom'tng Court eleottons were an-
nounoed Monday^ October 1. The representatives from the
freshman class are Idren Hoffman and Jamie Odom; from the
sophomore class are Melanie Rail and Derrick Johnson; and
from the junior class are Robin I^nsink and David Atkinson.
The representatives from the senior class^ Idy
Chris Watts were not present for the picture.
Lion Fever is an event which will happen only once in your lifetime. That is the
exciting theme that will be used to celebrate our Homecoming Weekend, October
5-6. The festivities start Thursday at 8:00 p.m. in Meares Football Stadium where a
rehearsal for “Lion Growl” will take place. But don’t let that name scare you. It
is a spirit-filled pep rally where skits are presented by various clubs or groups of
students. The groups will perform Friday night at 8:00 in the stadium and the best
actors will receive a cash prize for their organization. Our Homecoming Weekend
will also be enhanced by the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival. This celebration will
begin Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Owen Theater with a demonstration of fiddling styles
entitled “Hornpipes to Hoedowns.” Admission is $1.00 for adults and 50C for chil
Saturday is the biggest day of the celebration and fun activities are planned for
everyone on campus. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. there will be a home
coming coffee for faculty, staff, alumni, and guests in the Peterson Conference
Room. At 9:00 a.m. the First Annual Mars Hill Run for Fun will begin at the athletic
field; it will eventually wind through the Mars Hill Community. A $3.50 entrance
fee will be charged to all participants and in return they will receive a T-shirt. At
9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. craft demonstration consisting of quilt making, apple but
ter making, and much more will be held on the Oval in front of Blackwell Building.
Morning Music Workshops will take place at 10:15 a.m. led by such artists as
Lou Therrell, Gary Spence, Craig Dubose, Lynn & Liz Shaw, David Holt, and Quay
Smathers. These fine musicians will be teaching aspects of the oldtime banjo, Ap
palachian dulcimer, oldtime fiddle, beginning guitar, and Christian Harmony Music,
Oldtime Christian Harmony Singing will be led later at 11:15 a.m. by Quay Smathers
in McConnell Building Gym.
After attending all these activities, you surely will be ready for a “Sizzle on the
Slab” around 11:00 a.m. You should bring your own steak but baked potatoes, sour
cream, butter, and drinks will be provided.
The afternoon festivities will then resume at 1:00 p.m. when the Homecoming
Parade participants will be assembling in Gibson parking lot to begin their p^ces-
sional at 1:30 p.m. At 2:00 p.m. there will be oldtime ballad singing by Madison Coun
ty singers in the Appalachian Room of Memorial Library. The pre-game activities
start at 2:10 p.m. with the announcement of the parade, recognition of the senior
football players, and honoring of the football queen. Mars Hill will compete against
Guilford College in the 2:30 game and a half-time show will feature the representa
tives of each class from which a new homecoming king and queen was selected.
Distinguished alumni will also be honored at this time. Following the game, at 5:15
p m an Alumni Chicken Dinner will be held in Chambers Gymnasium at the cost ot
$4.00 per person and then at 7:00 p.m. there will be mountain music and dancing
to wind up the day in Moore Auditorium. Forty music groups mil be performing
and clogging along with Mars Hill College’s own Bailey Mountain Cloggers.
Lion Fever has been anticipated for a long time and it represents a week end
that you won’t be able to forget soon. Be sure and don’t miss it! /[nita Teller
Homecoming & Lunsford Festival
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1979
7.30 p.m. Owen Theater... Presentation of Fiddling Styles, “Hornpipes to Hoedowns
8:00 p.m. “Lion Growl” ... at Meares Football Stadium
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1979
8-30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Homecoming Coffee for Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Guests . . .
Peterson Conf. Rm.
9:00 a.m. Homecoming “Run for Fun” . . . Athletic Field
Country Boutique Store open
9.30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Crafts Demonstrations . . . Quilt Making, Apple Butter Making,
etc. on the Oval in front of Blackwell Building ... Richard Dillingham ... Museum
10.15 a.m. (Tentative) Morning Music Workshops ....
1. Old-Time Banjo (Clawhammer) .. . Lou Therrell, Leader . . . McConnell Room
• . . Curriculum Center
2. Bluegrass & 3 Finger Banjo . . . Gary Spence, Leader . . . McConnell . . .
Downstairs on Left
3. Appalachian Dulcimer . . . Craig Dubose, Leader . . . Spilman Residence Hall,
4. Old-Time Fiddling ... Lynn & Liz Shaw, Leaders ... McConnell Room 20
5. Beginning Guitar . . . David Holt . . . Leader
6. Christian Harmony Music ... Quay Smathers . .. McConnell Building Gym
11.00 a.m. . . . Sizzle on the Slab . . . Bring your own steak. Baked potatoes, sour
cream, butter and drinks will be provided.
11:15 a.m Special Occasions . .. Old-Time Christian Harmony Singing
Smathers in McConnell Building Gym
1:00 p.m.. . . Homecoming Parade Line-Up . . . Meet in Gibson Parking Lot
1:15 p.m Very Special Feature . . . Obry Ramsey, Banjo . . . Demonstration Work
1:30 p.m. . . . Homecoming Parade Begins
2:00 p.m. . . . Old-Time Ballad Singing . . . Ballad Singers from Madison County . . .
in the Appalachian Room of Memorial Library Building
2:10 p.m. . . . Pre-Game Activities . . . Announcement of Parade, Announcement of
Senior Players, Announcement of Football Queen
2:30 p.m. . . . Homecoming Football Game, Mars Hill College vs. Guilford College . . .
Football Game Half-Time: . . . Band Show, Announcement of Mascots, Announce
ment of the Class Representatives, Announcement of King and Queen, Exit,
Announce Alumni and Alma Mater
Second Half of Football Game . . . Meares Stadium
5:15 p.m. Alumni Chicken Dinner ... in Chambers Gymnasium . . . $4.00 per person
*7:00 p.m. . . . Music and Dancing in Moore Auditorium ... 40 music groups per
forming, clogging . . . Mars Hill College’s own Bailey Mountain Cloggers
‘Admission, Adults-$1.00, Children 50C