Trustee to be parade grand marshal

For Immediate Release:  Oct. 10, 2016

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University will celebrate homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 15, with an annual parade, alumni tent party, home football game and other activities. A special celebration will mark 50 years since Greek Life was established at the university.

Trustee LaRoy Davis, a BU alumnus and ardent Huskies fan, will serve as parade grand marshal. A retired educator, Davis of Feasterville has served on the university’s Council of Trustees since 1980. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg in 1967, returning later for post-master’s work. He and his wife, Hedy Fuchs Davis, who earned a master’s degree from BU in 1982, are avid supporters of BU athletics through a student scholarship and involvement in the BU Alumni Association.

The parade, which begins at 11 a.m., will be held in conjunction with Bloomsburg High School and will feature the Huskies Marching Band, BHS Band and the Central Columbia High School Band. This year’s theme is Around the World. Parade-goers will enjoy floats by both university and high school student organizations, Irem Shrine Motor Corps, American Legion Post 273 and more. The parade begins on Lightstreet Road, near the Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital parking lot, continuing to College Hill and down Main and Market streets before concluding at Town Park.

After the parade, alumni and guests are invited to the annual Alumni Tent Party, sponsored by Liberty Mutual, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. outside the Fenstemaker Alumni House. The celebration includes a complimentary buffet lunch, petting zoo and games for children along with musical entertainment. An adult beverage tasting will be provided by local sponsors.

Homecoming Highlights

  • Homecoming football game, 2 p.m., BU Huskies vs. West Chester, Redman Stadium
  • Alumni meet, 11 a.m., men’s and women’s swimming, Nelson Field House Pool
  • 50-year reunion for the Class of 1966, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Monty’s, Upper Campus
  • 50 years of Greek life reception, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Kehr Union Ballroom

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.