Archive for Thursday, October 27, 1994

PARADE TO KICK OFF HOMECOMING

October 27, 1994

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Kansas University's homecoming activities this weekend will include a parade Friday and concert Saturday night.

"The Spirits Come Alive at KU Homecoming" parade will begin at 2:20 p.m. Friday.

The parade route will be along Jayhawk Boulevard, from the Chi Omega Fountain east and north to the Adams Alumni Center.

No buses or other vehicles will be allowed on the street during the parade.

The KU band officially will kick off the parade in front of Wescoe Hall, where a short pep rally will be held with remarks from KU Acting Chancellor Del Shankel, KU's acting chancellor, and Pat Ruel, KU assistant football coach.

Organizers expect a good turnout because students at Lawrence public schools don't have classes Friday.

KU is not officially canceling classes for the parade. Individual instructors will decide whether to let students out of classes for the parade.

"We've had real good turnout in the past," said Susan Hoffman, program adviser for Student Union Activities.

The parade will include several floats and band entries.

Winners of the parade float contest will be announced during the pregame show for the KU-Oklahoma State University football game in Memorial Stadium. Kickoff for the game is 1 p.m.

Also in conjunction with homecoming activities, SUA will sponsor a concert at 9 p.m. Saturday in the Kansas Union Ballroom.

The main band will be Sugar, with opening band Magna Pop.

Tickets are available at the SUA box office on the fourth floor of the Kansas Union.

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