From a Twinkies-eating contest to float decorating, West Virginia Universitys Greek Homecoming week events (Monday, Oct. 9-Saturday, Oct. 14) will bring out the child in everyone.
As is tradition, sororities will be paired with fraternities for some friendly competition, a Red Cross blood drive and joint charity event. This years theme isWe Dont Want to Grow UpWere WVU Kids!
A banner contest and coin collection kick the week off on Monday. Greek organizations will be collecting money for a joint charityto be determinedfrom 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day in the Mountainlair commons, and banners will be hung on sorority houses by noon for judging.
On Wednesday, fraternities and sororities will come together for their annual Greek blood drive from noon-6 p.m. at Erickson Alumni Center.
The day also includes the Greek Gamesrelay race, Twinkies-eating contest and tug-of-warthat get under way at 4 p.m. on theLair plaza.
On Thursday is the popular air band competition at 5 p.m. on theLair plaza (inside the �€~Lair if it rains).
Each team is to put together a choreographed dance routine,said Val Lobato, Greek Programming Committee president.They try to tie the dance in with the theme, and the teams tend to get very competitive.
A panel made up of judges who have a history of dance and cheerleading will score each team, and there will be a best-dressed duo contest at intermission.
On Friday night, members of Greek organizations will ride their floats in the traditional Homecoming parade in downtown Morgantown. The parade steps off at 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Spruce and Willey streetsdue to construction on High Street; lineup is set for 5 p.m.
Parade goers are encouraged to arrive early to stake their spots to see local high school bands, color guards, thePride of West VirginiaMountaineer Marching Band, Homecoming king and queen candidates and other colorful parade entries.
Winners of the float competitionalong with Homecoming court candidates, parade marshal Marvin Wotring Sr. of Morgantown and 2006 Outstanding Alumna Irene C. Bergerwill be recognized during halftime festivities of the Saturday WVU -Syracuse Homecoming football game. Kickoff is at noon at Milan Puskar Stadium.