Time change announced for parade
Watch the Leathernecks defeat the Indiana State Sycamores on Homecoming Day, Saturday, Oct. 18.
Homecoming Day is packed with activities, beginning with the Old Stompin’ Ground Runaround 5K run and 2-mile walk. Registration ($10) for the run/walk will be from 7-7:45 a.m. at the Alumni House, with the run/walk beginning at 8 a.m. At 9 a.m. enjoy a continental breakfast at the Alumni House, and stay to watch the parade, which begins downtown Macomb at 10:30 a.m. From 12-3 p.m., enjoy an Alumni Cookout ($5) at The Right Place tent, directly west of Hanson Field. The menu includes burgers, brats, hot dogs, chips, pasta salad, cupcakes, drinks and a cash bar.
Leatherneck football vs. Indiana State kicks off at 3:05 p.m. at Hanson Field. Tickets are available through the Alumni Association ($10), (309) 298-1914 or wiu.edu/alumni/events/homecoming, and through the Western Illinois Athletic Ticket Office, (309) 298-1190.
Western’s annual Homecoming Day Parade has a new starting time this fall, which is 10:30 a.m.
The route, which can be viewed at wiu.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/parade.php, remains the same.