It’s beginning to look a lot like Homecoming

Published 6:14 pm Thursday, October 3, 2013


Between the cardinal banners flying all over town and floats, still under construction, carefully protected in back yards – all signs point to Troy University’s Homecoming celebration this weekend.

Saturday’s game is earlier than usual, but that just means the festivities last from morning into night.

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First up, the annual parade hosted by the Pike County Chamber of Commerce begins at 9 a.m. with a route that travels down Three Notch Street, around the square and finishes near Sorority Hill after moving along Elm Street.

Restaurants and merchants will be open downtown after the parade for Trojan fans and out-of-town guests to dine and search for Troy treasures.

Free shuttles will be up and running to take visitors to the area and locals alike from Troy hotels, to downtown, to Veterans Memorial Stadium where the Trojans will kick-off against the University of South Alabama Jags at noon.

Following the Homecoming game, there are alumni activities scheduled on campus and there’s also a free concert on the square in downtown Troy from 5-10 p.m.

Downtown restaurants will be open for fans and guests to catch dinner or snacks in between dancing under the stars.

Troy University is an international university and diverse campus. Students and alumni represent many states, countries, races and cultures. That’s also very reflective of the Troy community, as a whole. It’s easy to see why the City of Troy and the university enjoy great camaraderie and a special relationship that makes us all Trojans at Homecoming.

Go, Troy! Go, Troy, go! We hope to see you all on Saturday.