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Homecoming 2011 to be held Oct. 21-22

HClogo_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University alumni are invited to celebrate “Rock the World” at Homecoming Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 22.  Events include Friday night’s popular traditions, Saturday tailgating and football at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

For a complete schedule and to register or RSVP for individual events, visit the Homecoming website at

Events will begin Friday, Oct. 21, with the 5th annual Running of the Knob, a two-mile run to the top of Howards Knob starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Watauga County Library.  The Spirit Under the Stars Lip Sync Finals and Pep Rally on Duck Pond Field begin at 6 p.m.

Also on Friday, the Homecoming Alumni Dance “Under the Boardwalk Boogie” will begin at 8 p.m. at Legends featuring the Craig Woolard Band who will play beach music, rock and other music genres.  Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.  Hypnotist Jim Wand will perform at Farthing Auditorium at 9 p.m.

Events Saturday begin with the Appalachian Friends Breakfast in McKinney Alumni Center at 9 a.m., Homecoming Parade in downtown Boone at 10:30 a.m. and the Don’t Stop Believin’ Tailgate Party at Duck Pond Field at 11:30 a.m.

The parade will follow a route west on Rivers Street, north on Water Street, then east on King Street through downtown Boone.

Kickoff for the football game against Samford is 3:30 p.m.  After the game, Homecoming events continue with the Step Show and After Party at Legends at 8:30 p.m.

Organizations and departments from around campus will also host individual activities Friday and Saturday.  A list of these events can also be found at