Homecoming Golf Cart Parade!

A couple of weeks ago I was able to go back to my Alma Mater (Texas State University) and enjoy a day of homecoming events and celebrations in our new and improved football stadium! The stadium was so big and the seats looked packed! It was even better than I imagined. Taking home the win, I was so happy to see how far my school had come since my first year as a freshman!

Now I’m at Austin College and I’m learning new traditions and ways of celebrating homecoming! When I first arrived I was told about an amazing event held every year at homecoming called the Golf Cart Parade where the band, cheerleaders, dance team, and many other organizations decorated golf carts and lead the crowd to the homecoming game. I was so intrigued and excited to experience it for myself! Well as the exciting and eventful week of homecoming arrived I learned all the planning (sign-ups, renting carts, the route, a script, logistics, etc.) that goes into it and was looking forward to seeing just how it would all turn out!

The morning of the event we got to wake up and get energized by taking 24 golf carts for a spin in order to move them to the start of the parade. It really is a rather fun way to wake up… if you forget about how cold it was. Then the organizations started showing up to begin decorating their carts. The theme for this year’s Homecoming was “Blast From the Past!” and the organizations were to take the theme and Austin College (AC) spirit and incorporate them into their design. Around 11am the carts were looking fabulous and the cart judging began! Our winner was the theater group who took the theme of “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern,” and our second place took ancient Greece times theme. In the middle of the parade was the homecoming court and each royal candidate was announced as they drove by the main stage of the parade path. Everyone was showing AC spirit and were excited to see all the alumni watch the parade!
It was very exciting to see this fun  and unique new way to celebrate homecoming  I can’t wait to do it again next year!

Jenni with an “I”@JenniwithaniK

Student Affairs - the First Years

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