Homecoming at Tyler Junior College has arrived.

October 6-11 will be homecoming week, and TJC has several events planned for this week for faculty and students.

This year’s theme for homecoming will be “Living The Dream!”

The week starts off Monday morning with the drum beat.

This TJC tradition, starts early at 7 a.m. Monday and will not stop until the start of the TJC football game on Saturday.

Monday also starts the voting for this year’s Homecoming King and Queen, and their court. The voting will take place in Rogers Student Center and will continue through Tuesday.

Homecoming election winners will be announced at the Football game on Saturday.

Several events are planned on campus during this week. On Monday, there will be a caricature artist doing pictures in Rogers Student Center.

A special performance by Nate Staniforth’s “Theater of the Mind” will also be held Monday in the Apache Rooms.

The dinner theater performance has limited seating and tickets are required to attend.

Ticket prices are $10 for the

students with a valid TJC I.D. and $20 for

non-students.

On Wednesday, TJC’s annual talent show Campus Capers will be held in Wise Auditorium.

Another Homecoming Week tradition is the midnight breakfast.

All students and faculty are invited to come to Rogers Student Center at midnight Thursday morning and eat a free breakfast.

Students must have their school I.D. to get in.

Thursday there will be a chance for students to take a funny photo in Rogers Student Center.

There will also be a chance for a few students to win money this year through a campus version of the game show “Let’s Make a Deal.” The game will take place in the Apache Rooms on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m.

Friday, the Spirit March will be at 11 a.m. and will start at the tennis courts and will end at Jenkins Hall.

This procession will lead to the pep rally that will be held on the front lawn in front of Jenkins Hall at Noon.

Friday night will be the Homecoming Formal. Ticket prices are $15 for couples or $10 per person.

Saturday the week comes to a close as the Homecoming court will be announced before the game at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.

The drum beat will conclude at kickoff when the Apache football team takes on their rival Kilgore College for the second time this year.

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