by Melissa A. Collett
Tradition brings the University of La Verne’s Homecoming theme to life tomorrow. “ULV… There’s No Place Like Home” is ULV’s 75th annual Homecoming.
Tomorrow marks the end of a week’s festivities. Saturday’s Homecoming celebration begins at 7:45 a.m. with the Fun Run/Walk/Rollerblade on Third Street. It is followed by the ULV Fair at 10 a.m. in the University Mall where University organizations will set up booths of games, food and memorabilia.
From 10 a.m.-noon, the Office of Minority Student Affairs will hold an open house in the Minority Resource Center in the Student Center.
The traditional Homecoming parade will begin at noon, followed by the football game against Menlo at 1 p.m. The Homecoming queen coronation will take place at halftime.
The floats and booths will be judged for a first place winner. A prize of $100 will be given to the float that wins first place, and $50 to the first place booth. Points will be given to the floats and booths by judges based on theme, creativity and audience participation.
There are 18 booths that will be set up by clubs and organizations. Eight entries, coming from clubs, organizations and members of the local community, will be in the parade, including a Cub Scout troop.
The parade will start at the Oaks Residence Hall and progress up E Street, then west on Third Street, ending at B Street. Dr. Marlin Heckman, head librarian, will serve as the 1996 grand marshal.
Judging will be different this year than in the past years. Since each booth receives $50 from Associated Students Federation (ASF) Forum to help the organization with the booth, there is only a first prize.
“(Homecoming) should be because you have pride in ULV,” said junior Par Nag, ASF secretary. It is not a money issue, she said. This is why there is only a first place prize.
The theme, “ULV… There’s No Place Like Home,” was chosen by a Homecoming committee made up of students and faculty. ASF planned the rest of the week’s activities.
“A lot of groups are planning on using the Munchkin theme, (and) the witches,” said sophomore Nancy Ikari, ASF Forum member and committee chair of fair booths.