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Representing Independents on the Homecoming Court. Diane Kaik. sophomore in health and education is escorted by her father onto Parker Stadium playing field during the
Concentrating on the beat of the OSU Marching Band, a member of the OSU Flag Team initiates her routine and entertains the fans.
Intensely observing his players on the field, coach Dave Kragthorpe anticipates the opposing team's next move and plans Beaver strategy.
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Gathering At Home
___Young and Old Gather to Repeat The Feat
I was extremely happy. I developed positive feelings towards OSU.
Jenny Sanders, OSU Homecoming Court, representing Co-ops.
This year's homecoming was held in honor of the class of 1961, celebrating their 25th class reunion. Welcoming back alumni to the university meant that students of all ages had more than just a football game to enjoy and share. Memories of the past 21-20 Beaver victory over the Huskies raised hopes of fans during Homecoming weekend.
It was organized by the Memorial Union Program Council and chaired by Bob Lloyd who called the preparation busy and stressful.
The homecoming court began when MUPC held tryouts, first in the form of an interview application process. Each eligible candidate was interviewed by a committee not only made up of members of the MUPC but also representatives from sororities, cooperatives, residence halls, independents and ethnics.
The candidates were narrowed down to three from each of these groups. Their names were then submitted to an all-University vote.
The OSU homecoming court
of 1986 was made up of Kris Kane representing sororities, Jenny Sanders for the co-ops, Wendy Haliski for the residence halls, Diana Kalk for independents and Lila Asnani representing the ethnic group.
"I was extremely happy. I developed positive feelings towards OSU," said Sanders. Serving on the court helped her to "finally realize why I chose to attend here," she said.
Benny's birthday bash on Monday kicked off a week of great events. A booth was set up in the middle of the MU quad with the court present to give out orange balloons bearing the theme "Repeat the Feat." Benny was present to entertain the passing crowd with his usual antics.
Throughout the week a button and pennant sale was also held at the quad. The buttons, at 50 cents each, featured the theme written in black across an orange background. The pennants, specially designed for this year's homecoming, sold for one dollar. Highlights of the Beaver's 21-20 victory over the
Huskies in 1985 were shown throughout the week in the MU. "It was fairly well attended," Lloyd said.
The Husky Hunt began on Tuesday. Clues were given out for a campuswide search for a Husky. The grand prize winner received a five inch mini-screen color TV with AM FM radio. The lucky person was Dale Wall. Tina Morker won second prize, dinner for two at Michael's Landing and Laura Lee won third prize, dinner for two at Gable's
Drawings for the three winners were held on Friday. "The event went off really well,"said Lloyd. "I'd like to see it continued."
Wednesday kicked off the official duties of the court with tours of Corvallis, Albany and Monmouth. The court visited the Gazette Times where they were given a tour of its facilities and
Carl Lane. Beaver tailback, attempts to break tree into the open fieW with the aid of center Dave Orndorff and wide receiver Rob Thomas during the homecoming game with the University of Washington Huskies.
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It was really well organized.
Diane Kalk, OSU Howe-coming Court, representing Independents
posed for pictures. They were also interviewed on KLOO radio in Corvallis.
Later, the court went on a wine-tasting tour of Serendipity Cellars in Monmouth, followed by a makeover at Self-esteem, a local beauty salon. The day was ended with dinner at Gable's.
"It was exciting — one of the greatest experiences of my life!" said Kane.
A Portland tour for the court took place on Thursday. Among the places visited by the court was KATU, Channel 2, where the court appeared on "AM Northwest." They then toured KOIN, Channel 6. Lunch at the Beaver Huddle gave court members a chance to meet Portland Alumni.
Then the court headed for the city council where they were introduced to Mayor Bud Clark. Then it was on to KEX radio where they were interviewed and sang the OSU fight song for Portland listeners.
"It was neat to establish relationships with a variety of people ... friendship just evolving from the many people at once," said Haliski.
Friday brought the conclusion of the button and pennant sales.
At noon, a "Kragthorpe Corner" was held at the MU lounge where students could come and ask the coach any questions they had.
Friday night, the traditional bonfire night started with a parade beginning at Parker Stadi-
um. The parade was a joint event put together by the MUPC, the Residence Hall Association and the Student Alumni Association.
The parade included the very energetic OSU Marching Band, which led the OSU black and orange rally squads and the court. The parade went past various living groups and ended at Wayne Valley Field where a huge bonfire had been lit.
Approximately 150 people turned out for the bonfire and watched as members of the football team and the court were introduced.
"It was really well organized." said Kalk. She added that "escorts were fun and the people were fun." Saturday dawned— the day for the big game. The weather was glorious and members of MUPC had decorated Parker Stadium with balloons bearing the theme, "Repeat the Feat"spelled out across the field.
An alumnae barbeque was held in the morning at McAlex-ander Fieldhouse.
At Parker Stadium, the crowd was already beginning to fill the stadium by 1 p.m. To further increase enthusiasm, a Black and Orange contest was held. Students dressed in the school colors were eligible to win a free trip with the football team to
BYU the following week.
Cars carrying the members of the court and their escorts entered the stadium amid cheers and applause. As the OSU Marching Band played "The Way We Were" the court was introduced before the start of the game.
Many of the court members recalled standing in the middle of the football field as an overwhelming and unforgettable experience as they waved to their friends in the stadium stands.
After a great performance by the University of Washington Marching Band, a crowd was seen entering the stadium carrying orange and white balloons in large clusters. It was the annual balloon fundraiser of Kappa Kappa Gamma and Sigma Phi Epsilon. Then the OSU football team entered through the row of balloons amid great cheering and clapping. The balloons were then set free, climbing higherand higherabove the cheering people.
Even though the Beavers did not "Repeat the feat," a good game was played bringing an exciting week to a conclusion. □ by Lila Asnani
One of the Homecoming activities that was popular with students was the opportunity to have their picture taken with Benny Beaver m the MU Quad
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