Contemplations & Reflections (with Toni Matulis)

Maroon & Gold

Bloomsburg State College (PA) - October 21, 1966

The Days of Festivities and Frolic Pass Too Swiftly Over Homecoming Weekend

This weekend marks the 39th Annual Homecoming at BSC. In the space of 10 years this event has undergone many alterations:


There was a room-judging of female residences on Thursday evening; a bonfire and pep rally Friday night, as well as a parade with floats, led by the Maroon & Gold Band; a band concert Saturday morning at 10:30, and a football game with Shippensburg, followed by a dance at the gym—music by Gerry Kehle.


A pep rally was featured in the parking lot at 7:30, followed by a jazz concert in the Husky featuring Joe Menarchi; Saturday there was a luncheon and open house in the morning, a parade and football game with Mansfield at Mount Olympus, with Johnny Nicolosi playing at the dance in the gym.


Friday night saw a parade, pep rally, bonfire, and a jam session in Husky; Saturday there was a band concert and the dedication of Sutliff Hall, followed by football with East Stroudsburg, and a dance.


The football game was the highlight of the weekend, as BSC defeated Mansfield in a real thriller, 27-21. The Four Freshmen were featured that Friday.


Count Basie was featured as the BNE Friday night; Saturday saw a parade and football with ESSC, followed by a dance in the gym—admission: $1.00.


Woody Herman provided BNE, Millersville provided the game, and the ‘Esquires’ from Mansfield provided the music for the dance Saturday night.


The American Hootenanny Festival initiated the Homecoming on Friday evening in the gym; noon on Saturday saw the annual parade, but unfortunately, the afternoon also witnessed the Huskies being downed by the heels of West Chester. For the second year in a row, the ‘Esquires’ of Mansfield State provided music Saturday evening.


Homecoming was highlighted by the President’s Reception on Wednesday evening in celebration of BSC’s 125th Anniversary; Friday night BNE presented the Brothers Four; and Saturday saw BSC go against Millersville in football, and King’s in cross-country, winning both contests, 20-6 and 16-39 respectively; that evening there was the customary dance in the gym.


The Four Seasons started off Homecoming on a rainy Friday night; a parade, a game with West Chester, and a dance filled out Saturday.


The Biggest and Best Homecoming in BSC’s history!