JCJC celebrates Homecoming 2017

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2017-10-03 14:11:12

ELLISVILLE – Plans are underway to make Homecoming at Jones County Junior College a special event.  The weekend of activities will incorporate the Homecoming theme, “Once a Bobcat, Always a Bobcat” beginning with the student Homecoming pep rally on Thursday, October 19, at 8 p.m. at the lake.  The “glow pep rally” is sponsored by the Student Government Association and will provide glow-necklaces and glow-sticks for everyone in attendance. This event will be canceled if there is inclement weather.
On Friday, October 20, the Homecoming festivities begin at 8 a.m. on the Laurel Country Club golf course for the annual Homecoming Golf Tournament, benefiting the JCJC Lady Bobcat Basketball team.  For more information, contact Coach, Missy Bilderback at 601-477-4090. The JCJC Class Reunion of 1955 & 1955 Football Reunion Dinner will be held at 5 p.m. in the C.L. Neill Student Center’s Banquet Hall. At 6 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room, the 50-year Reunion Dinner honoring the JCJC Class of 1967 will gather in the C.L. Neill Student Center’s Faculty Dining Hall.  
Homecoming Day, Saturday, October 21, is slated with numerous activities for a day of fun for all ages. Events will begin at 9 a.m. with a reception for alumni and friends at the Terrell Tisdale Library.  Members of the Ellisville High School Reunion for the 1960-1965 classes are invited to register during the brunch.  
At 10 a.m. the JCJC Homecoming Parade will wind through the streets of Ellisville and the campus. The parade will feature floats made by the student body incorporating the theme, as well as the Maroon Typhoon Marching Band, JCJC cheerleaders, Touch of Gold, and of course, the 2017 Homecoming Queen and her court.  Parade Marshal is Ellisville native, Mary Jo Wedgeworth who is a member of the JCAHS class of 1943 and the JCJC class of 1945. She is also a lifetime JCJC Alumni Association member and associated with the establishment of three, JCJC Foundation Scholarships for JCJC students.  Wedgeworth is also a recipient of the “Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson Award” for her lifetime of service to others through the Red Cross, Keep America Beautiful, the Southern Heritage Garden Club, 4-H and Mississippi Extension Homemaker Clubs.
At 10:45 a.m. the public is also invited to join the Jones family for a pep rally following the parade in front of the C.L. Neill Student Center.   At 11:30 a.m. the JCJC Alumni Luncheon will be held in the A.B. Howard gymnasium.  During this luncheon, three JCJC alumni, Eddie Lee Endom, of Ellisville, and Robert and Jennie Landrum of Ellisville will be honored.  Reservations for the luncheon can be made through the Alumni and Foundation Office at 601-477-4145 or by emailing, jcjcalumniinfo@jcjc.edu.  Additionally, the Ellisville High School Reunion Classes of 1960 through 1965 will meet “Under the Tents” at the Sim Cooley Football Field, near the Tennis Complex. General Tailgating under the Tents will also begin at 11:30.  The cost is $10 per person with a reservation deadline of October 13, by calling 601-477-4049.    

The Homecoming pre-game festivities will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the marching band’s pre-game show on the Sim Cooley Football Field at Bobcat Stadium. The game against Hinds Community College will begin at 2 p.m.  
At halftime, the Homecoming Court will be presented with the crowning of the 2017 Homecoming Queen, August Parker. Also during halftime, the JCJC and the Ellisville High School honored classes, and the 2017 Honor Alumni will be recognized.  The festivities will end with a performance by the Maroon Typhoon and Touch of Gold. For more information call the Alumni office at 477-4049 or email jcjcalumniinfo@jcjc.edu.


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