News from MacMurray College
Entries sought for homecoming parade
Local groups, marching bands welcome to join festivities.
JACKSONVILLE, IL – MacMurray College is seeking participants in its 2011 Homecoming parade, with the theme of “An American Homecoming,” scheduled for Oct. 15 beginning and ending on the MacMurray College campus.
Participants can be organizations, marching bands and other groups. Participation is free. To register, go to www.mac.edu and click on the homecoming link or contact Beth Ham om the Student Affairs office at 217-479-7123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s parade marshals will be Drs. Wolf and Ann Marie Fuhrig and Rick and Laura Hall. The Fuhrigs are former faculty at MacMurray and longtime active members of the Jacksonville community. Rick Hall is a 1981 MacMurray College graduate and an actor and filmmaker. His wife is a musician best known for leading the band on the Drew Carey’s television show, “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”
The parade will begin 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, with lineup beginning at 8:30 a.m. The parade will form east of the corner of Clay and State streets at MacMurray, proceed around the downtown square and return to campus. A map of the parade route is available in the homecoming page on the MacMurray website.