Record-breaking attendance at Homecoming & Family Weekend
There was a sense of excitement buzzing through the crowd as fans made their way from Mt. Clef Stadium to the Alumni & Family Festival outside the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center. The Kinsgmen defeated the Sagehens of Pomona in a decisive 44-16 victory and now it was time to celebrate!
In the true spirit of Homecoming, the festival grounds were bustling with alumni, students and families enjoying the company of familiar faces and friends not seen for years. Amidst the live music and camaraderie, festival-goers were treated to a hot meal of chicken or tri-tip sandwiches, corn on the cob, baked beans and lemonade. From the beer garden to the Kid Zone to the parent reception, there was something for everyone. When the sun went down and a chill filled the air, gourmet coffee and hot chocolate warmed the soul.
Even with a crisp, unseasonably cool October wind, attendance at the festival reached a record-breaking 1,500 plus! Attendees ranged from 7 months to 70 years and represented all aspects of the CLU community. Best of all, the event was free – a gift from CLU Alumni & Parent Relations to its many supporters.
Mark your calendar for next year’s homecoming event – one of CLU’s 50th Anniversary celebrations – October 15-18, 2009. It is a great way to reconnect with the campus, people and memories that make CLU a special place.