From Oct. 16-18, Homecoming weekend featured many annual events like the street fair, Homecoming Coronation, and the premiere of the fall musical. Over 800 alumni visited ENC for the many different events that occurred on and around campus.
Thursday evening featured the premiere of Honk! at 7:30 p.m. along with a Red Carpet event, sponsored by SGA. The main lobby of Cove Auditorium was decorated like a Hollywood movie premiere. This prepared the viewers of Honk! for an evening of musical entertainment with an excited crowd. Many members of the cast were thrilled see their names in star decorations plastered on the doors as the audience flooded in.
On Friday, the Homecoming Coronation took place in the Lahue Physical Education Center and was open to ENC students and all alumni. This year’s theme was James Bond, and the gym was decorated in blowup pictures of “007” memorabilia. Students came dressed to impress in their best Bond-like tuxes and dresses.
A green screen was set up, and coronation attendees could take photos with their favorite Bond themed backgrounds. There was also a curtained off section held specifically for dancing. Sweet Frog frozen yogurt and Betty’s cupcakes kept attendees full and satisfied.
Crystal Erb was crowned Homecoming Queen with Scott Hanson as her Homecoming King.
Homecoming Court created the traditional parody video, lip-syncing to Taylor Swift’s hit “Shake It Off.”
ENC’s annual homecoming street fair was held on Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Around 30 clubs, ministries, and class councils hosted tables at the event during the women’s and men’s soccer games against Roger Williams.
Most tables sold food and drinks for the hundreds of alumni and ENC students at the fair. The freshmen class council sold fair trade coffee, A Cappella choir sold lemonade and iced tea, while ALANA and Breathe Retreat combined to host a cookout, just to name a few.
Some tables were sillier than just selling brownies or hot dogs. Team Fatty sold Sharpie-drawn portraits, either thin or fat, for $1 each. Residential Life sold whipped cream pies to be thrown in a willing friend’s face.
The Board of Trustees also met several times over the weekend to discuss campus issues and projects for the future. Reviews of the subjects covered in these meetings will be reported by Veritas News soon.