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Lander Readies for Parents Day 'Autumn Fest'

October 10, 2014
Parents and siblings of Lander University students are invited to take part in Parents Day ‘Autumn Fest,’ Saturday, Oct. 18.

Events start at 11 a.m. at the Amphitheater Lawn with inflatable games, face-painting, pumpkin decorating, corn hole toss, disc golf, antique trolley tours, a Bearcat photo booth and other activities.

Entertainment will be provided by Groove Nation Orchestra, as they perform a variety of contemporary, top 40, classic rock, disco, oldies, big band, jazz and swing tunes.

Guests can purchase a picnic lunch on the lawn near the festivities. Children aged 3 and under eat free.

At 1 p.m., the action shifts to the Finis Horne Arena, where the Lander women’s volleyball team will take on UNC Pembroke, and to the Jeff May Sports Complex, where the Lander women’s soccer team will face Flagler College.

The action at the Jeff May Sports Complex continues at 3:30 p.m., as the Lander men’s soccer team takes on the Flagler men.

At 7:30 p.m., country singer Clay Page and his band will take the stage of the Lander amphitheater, followed by featured guest-star Delvin Choice, a top finalist for NBC-TV’s “The Voice.”

The day’s events will conclude with a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.

“Parents Day will give students and their parents an opportunity to enjoy a variety of student activities and events throughout the day,” said Randy Bouknight, Lander vice president for Student Affairs. He encouraged members of the Lander family to take advantage of what promises to be a fun day.

Those interested in attending Parents Day can register online by clicking here.